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Illustration, Hamilton Carhartt, Detroit Manufacturer, LoC

Explore Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin life through rare books. [...] »

Photo, "Electricity," February 21, 2006, premasagar, Flickr

Read the act that gave way to the Tennessee Valley Authority, a major New Deal [...] »

Screencapture, FDR Memorial, National Park Service homepage

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

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Photo, DSCF6184.JPG, Oct. 18, 2007, mbeldyk, Flickr

Encourage your students to visit historical sites for free on National Park [...] »

Detail. 1612 Map. John Smith

A 4th-grade teacher shows strategies for encouraging and supporting student [...] »

Etching, Captain Lewis shooting an Indian, 1810, Library of Congress

How geography influenced interactions among Lewis, Clark, & Native [...] »

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Photo, 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival Youth Poster Art Contest, SodexoUSA

The cherry trees in Washington, DC were a gift from Japan. What does their [...] »

Print, Carolina Parrot, c.1827-1838, John James Audubon, Birds of America, UoP

Human history affects more than human beings. [...] »

Map, Captain John Smith's Map of Virginia, 1612

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south. [...] »

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