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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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Screencapture, Burying the Dead but Not the Past

Dr. Caroline Janney discusses her book about the role of Southern women in [...] »

Photograph negative, U.S.S. Neosho and other ships during Pearl Harbor attack, 7

When does a historical film go from "based on historical events" to total [...] »

Photo, Walt Whitman, Mathew B. Brady, c.1862, Library of Congress

The podcast Backstory looks at poet Walt Whitman's recollections of his work in [...] »

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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 [...] »

Keep young students focused during field trips—use cameras! [...] »

Photo, Natick Moving Wall opening ceremony,Natick Soldiers System Center, Flickr

The topic is broad and multifaceted; online materials abound. [...] »

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

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

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 [...] »

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