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In Remembrance: Teaching September 11

Treat the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as a teachable moment. Our resources can help you respectfully explore these tragic events and their aftermath. [...] »

Constitution Day

On Constitution Day, study the document, its interpretations, and its impact on every aspect of American life. [...] »

Columbus Day

What do historians know about Christopher Columbus and his voyages? Our resources can help you teach about the explorer, the holiday, and their context. [...] »

Veterans Day

Veterans Day honors U.S. veterans of all wars. What is the history of this holiday and of U.S. military service? Our resources can help answer those questions and more. [...] »

Thanksgiving

What do you know about the origins of Thanksgiving? Discover resources for teaching the holiday, its history, and its context. [...] »

Remembering Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor, HI. What do your students know about the "date that will live in infamy?" [...] »

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors one man, but it also honors an ongoing struggle and ideals of citizenship, social action, and nonviolence. How much do you know about this holiday? [...] »

African American History Month

February is African American History Month. Recognize the major historical figures and the everyday men, women, and children who made history. [...] »

Presidents Day

Originally a celebration of George Washington's birthday, today Presidents Day also honors Abraham Lincoln's birthday and the office of the president. Teach and learn about the day! [...] »

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. From the battlefield to the home, from business to the campaign trail, learn about U.S. women in all walks of life. [...] »

War of 1812 Bicentennial

The year 2012 marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812. How much do you know about this war? How did it start? Who won? Brush up on your knowledge! [...] »

Earth Day

The environment has shaped human lives and been shaped by them. This Earth Day, learn and teach about the role of geography and nature in U.S. history. [...] »

Days of Remembrance

Each year, the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust ask us to remember history and to take action to prevent genocide today. How did the U.S. react to the Holocaust during World War II? [...] »

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. Remember stories of patriotism, persecution, resistance, and everyday life. [...] »

Memorial Day

Memorial Day honors those who have died in service to the U.S. How have Americans served and how are they remembered? [...] »

Independence Day

Independence Day celebrates the approval of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. What led up to the Declaration—and what followed? [...] »

Labor Day

Labor Day recognizes the contributions of U.S. workers, both past and present. How much do you know about labor history? [...] »

Hispanic American Heritage Month

Hispanic American Heritage Month stretches from September 15th to October 15th. Follow explorers, activists, politicians, and more through U.S. history. [...] »

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Explore history from the millennia before European colonization to the present day. [...] »

Election Day

Is the voting age the same across states? Was it always? Explore the history of voting and political campaigning in the U.S. [...] »

 
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