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History Content

This resource created by the Library of Congress is invaluable. It offers a digitized collection of over 7 million sources, as well as a collection of 140 lesson plans on a variety of topics in American history. A majority of the lessons are designed for grades 3 and up, however, they can be adapted for younger students. FIND OUT MORE »

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Cartoon, The Coming Men!, Feb. 28, 1863, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.

Explore the archives of the Chicago Historical Society to learn about Lincoln's [...] »

Irving Fine, Leonard Bernstein, others. 1946. LOC

Experience the life and works of lesser known American classical composer [...] »

Photo, Russians teaching prisoners the cossack dance., 1915, Flickr Commons

Humanitarian law and history are hardly mutually exclusive. [...] »

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Sheet music, Pull away cheerily [...] Bancroft Library, Calisphere

"Seeing the elephant" in California. [...] »

Postcard, Winter surf bathing in Florida, c.1901-1907, Florida Memory

Long before sunblock, boogie boards, or bikinis...did ladies wear corsets to [...] »

Photo, Miss Margaret D. Foster [...] Library of Congress

Marie Curie and Jane Goodall—you may know these female scientists, but [...] »

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Broadside, A card, New York, 1774, LoC, rbpe 10700100

What were the causes of the American Revolution? They were more complicated [...] »

Photo, "An ex-slave," 1897, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

What was it like to be a slave in 19th-century America? Accounts contrast. [...] »

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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Photo, Russ Hopcroft, from the University . . . , 2002, Ian MacDonald, NOAA

Explore the history of science and technology, maritime history, and the nation [...] »

Photo, My neighborhood: Wooden Airplane, April 15, 2008, maureen lunn, Flickr

The FAA regulates air safety and influences the development of civil [...] »

Screencapture, FDR Memorial, National Park Service homepage

Lesson plans, essays, multimedia, activities, and artifacts of U.S. heritage. [...] »

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Print, Decatur's conflict with Algerine at Tripoli, 1877, Alonzo Chappel, NYPL

Believe it or not, the U.S. wasn't always particularly supportive of increasing naval strength. [...] »

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