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Whether you are interesting in teaching your students more about Colonial Williamsburg or offering insight into 18th century life in general, this website is a handy tool. The site allows visitors to virtually explore buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, "meet" famous historical figures, play games, and participate in a number of other activities. FIND OUT MORE »

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Painting, The Battle of Desmayo.., 1899, W.A. Rogers, Harper's Pictorial..,NYPL.

An exhibit chronicling the history of and propaganda surrounding the Spanish [...] »

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 [...] »

Slide, Backstage at the girlie show. . . , 1941, Jack Delano, Flickr Commons

View color photographs of everyday life during the Great Depression and pre- [...] »

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Photo, "Sweet Potato Pie," February 27, 2006, monkeycat!, Flickr

Africa, Europe, and North America—mix, and serve. Explore the foods that [...] »

Lithograph, "The Witch No. 1," February 29, c1892,  Joseph E. Baker, LoC

Burn the witch! Discover how historical coverage of the Salem Witch Trials has [...] »

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

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

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Photo, Model A Ford in front of antique gas pumps, August 4, 2007, Flickr

Americans today take cars for granted. How did they change American life? [...] »

Photo, At the close of the day, January 1911, Lewis Hine, Library of Congress

How can the story of coal help students understand the nature of today's fossil [...] »

Print, For the Sunny South. An Airship. . . , 1913, Library of Congress

The fight against segregation and its discriminatory practices does not begin [...] »

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Lithograph, [Patent medicine label for unnamed. . . ], 1830-1870, LoC

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has images of patents online back [...] »

Lithograph, Wall Street bubbles; - Always the same, 1901, Udo J. Keppler, LoC

What is the FAR? Looking for copies of small business laws? Well, you have come [...] »

Photo, A papier-mache cow. . . , 1944, Herald Newspaper, Flickr Commons

Why did George Washington start gathering national data on agriculture? [...] »

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Iroquois Indians, Montreal, 1891, New York Public Library.

Historians argue over whether the Founding Fathers' knowledge of Native American forms of confederation influenced their early plans for the government of the United States. [...] »

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