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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, Henry Box Brown, National Geographic Society.

Travel the Underground Railroad with this interactive website. [...] »

Robert Brewster Stanton in Glen Canyon - Colorado River about 1893. NYPL

Follow the journey of two men through the western United States. [...] »

Canadia Pacific Ad. 1950s.  Ad Flip

Nostalgic for X-ray glasses advertisements? [...] »

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Photo, Cardiff Giant, c.1910-1915, Bains News Service, Library of Congress

Peruse the news, but beware hot air? Examine famous U.S. hoaxes. [...] »

Photo, Greenbank Consolidated School. Loading up the buses for a six-mile haul.

Binders, buses, and backpacks—consider the history of these back-to- [...] »

Sheet music, Wanted - a substitute!, 1863, Frank Wilder, Library of Congress

Both the North and South instituted drafts during the Civil War. Popular music [...] »

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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? [...] »

Stereograph, U.S. Senator Huey Long, c.1933, Keystone View Company

How exactly did U.S. Senator Huey Long intend to end poverty across the U.S.? [...] »

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

Was colonial trade really triangular? What kinds of work did colonists do, and [...] »

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Photo, "Artis struisvogel leest krant van oppasser,"1951, Flickr Commons

Do you have struggling readers in your class? Try incorporating literacy [...] »

Graph, "Sentences for those convicted in federal court," BJS

Everyday you read about local crime in the newspaper, but are the rates really [...] »

Oil on canvas, Gun Crew. . . , 1940-42, McClelland Barclay, U.S. Navy

Who defends our seas, and how do they do it? Explore primary sources and more. [...] »

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