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Immigration is an important topic in American History. So, don't just talk about it! Allow your students to "connect" with the 19th century immigrant population by exploring structures like Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York. The website for this historic location offers a plethora of resources that will enable you to bring the past to life. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photograph, The Connecticut Historical Society.

Explore the political and sociocultural history of Connecticut. [...] »

Photo, Lintel above a Torah ark from a synagogue in Nentershausen, DE...

The Holocaust must be remembered. This site will give your students a closer [...] »

Photograph, Gustevas Roberts, rear, Sept. 4, 1957, Dumbell, Charlotte Observor

Explore Brown v. Board of Education through interactive activities and personal [...] »

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Slide, "Cutting Burley tobacco. . . ," 1940, Marion Post Wolcott, Flickr Commons

How did the American colonies get addicted to growing tobacco? [...] »

Print, "H.R.H. Princess Margaret," New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women of [...] »

Chinese newspaper, dishware, basket and other unidentified items: From Alice Io

In the 19th century, no one expected Chinese food to take off in the United [...] »

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Painting, John Brown, 1867, Thomas S. Noble, NYPL Digital Gallery

Did Northerners all respond the same way to Brown's infamous raid? Southerners? [...] »

Photo, Weavers at Colonial Williamsburg, May 29, 2010, animalvegetable, Flickr

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photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

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Negative, Victory Corps. . . , Alfred T. Palmer, September-October 1942, LoC

Did you know that there is a specific law enforcement agency for firearm [...] »

Screencap, home page, NMAAHC

What does it mean to be an American? Answer this question through the lens of [...] »

Photo, Barking Frog, Mark A. Musselman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The government acts for fauna as well as society. When did this start? Why? [...] »

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Casket of Queen Liliuokalani lying in state in the palace

In Hawaii today, a large number of people might be considered heirs or pretenders to the Hawaiian throne, were it ever to be revived. [...] »

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