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Historian Christopher Hamner introduces educators to the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. He asks, what was its intended audience and purpose? [...] »

Historian Christopher Hamner engages educators in close questioning of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, DC. [...] »

How do the buildings and artifacts at Mount Vernon reflect the lives of the people who lived and worked there? Educators explore the slave quarters and question what they find. [...] »

Educators tour the NMAAHC exhibit "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty" and ask about approaches to presenting the lives of Thomas Jefferson and his enslaved workers. [...] »

Make large-scale historic events like the Holocaust personal with artifacts and stories from individual human lives. [...] »

George Mason Memorial. Teachinghistory.org

How can you get teachers thinking about monuments and memorials as secondary and primary sources? Historians Christopher Hamner and Michael O'Malley started out by introducing teachers to the George Mason Memorial, Washington, DC. [...] »

Abraham Lincoln, Geroge Healy, 1887

Watch Briana Zavadil White introduce teachers to portraits of inventors and presidents from the 19th century. [...] »

Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way  1861 Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze

Watch Suzannah Niepold guide TAH teachers through analyzing the differences between two versions of Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way. [...] »

SI. Among the Sierra Nevada, California  1868 Albert Bierstadt

Watch Suzannah Niepold of the Smithsonian American Art Museum guide teachers in analyzing four works of art. [...] »

Photo, North Window Arch, 05/1972, David Hiser, National Archives, Flickr

JHAT, Jr. strengthens history in the elementary classroom, and provides teaching strategy lists for all. [...] »