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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, George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin

Filmmaker George Stevens, Jr., introduces D-Day to Berlin, the documentary he [...] »

Official poster, Veterans Day, 2008, United Staes Department of Veteran Affairs

Learn about the men who fought for American ideals and survived. [...] »

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

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

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

Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

Leave your students with intellectually and emotionally significant memories of [...] »

Photo. Illumination Ceremony at dawn. Flickr

Teaching with place involves more than walking students around a battlefield. [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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