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Memorial Day

Monuments and memorials do more than remind us about the past. Learn how you can use them as primary sources, with high school teacher James Percoco. FIND OUT MORE »

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Historian Christopher Hamner introduces educators to the World War II Memorial [...] »

Gallant charge of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts ..., Currier and Ives, 1863

Where does the glory of Robert Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts [...] »

Screencapture, Dog Tags: History, Stories, & Folklore of Military Identification

Dog tags are highly personal items to warriors of every service and to their [...] »

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Photo, 6th Grade DC Trip - Day 2, March 25, 2009, climbnh2003, Flickr, cc

Let your students go out on a limb, and they might just exceed your [...] »

George Mason Memorial. Teachinghistory.org

How can you get teachers thinking about monuments and memorials as secondary [...] »

Negative, Powder monkey by gun..., 1864-1865, Library of Congress

You don't have to wait until middle school to teach military history. [...] »

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Photo, Jefferson Memorial with Red Tourists, Apr. 18, 2008, Tancread, Flickr

How do we relate to national memorials? Photographs can show us how we want to [...] »

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction? [...] »

Veterans Day is for everyone who fought for the U.S.—including those who [...] »

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