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Explore the meaning of freedom and create your own interpretations using primary sources from Monticello. [...] »

Teach your students about causality with this useful activity. [...] »

Smithsonian Barbara Clark Smith looks at what a colonial newspaper article says—and doesn't say—about a Patriot protest. [...] »

Immerse your students in history with this set of online games. [...] »

Does John Adams depart too far from history to be useful in the classroom? Historian James Kloppenberg reviews the film. [...] »

Historian Rosemarie Zagarri reads the Declaration of Independence closely, taking time to define its context and its effects. [...] »

Looking for a creative way to teach the American Revolution to struggling readers? Check this out! [...] »

Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Elizabeth Schaefer "warps" the Declaration of Independence into the future with interactives from the Library of Congress. [...] »

Did Revere's ride really look like that? Use historical documents to analyze flights of artistic fancy. [...] »

Help students think about where evidence for history comes from. [...] »