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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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Photo, The Raid at Liberty Arsenal..., May 27, 2009, firehousedawg, Flickr

April 12th will mark the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. How is [...] »

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 [...] »

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

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Teaching Resources

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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. Illumination Ceremony at dawn. Flickr

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

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

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 [...] »

Photo, Memorial Day, May 29, 2011, teletypeturtle, Flickr

Do you know the history of this symbol? [...] »

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