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Today in History: Surrender at Yorktown. October 18, 2014 Posts Comments TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus You are here: Home / Main Content / Primary Source Picks / Today in History: Surrender at Yorktown.

Today in History: Surrender at Yorktown

Timeline JS - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use. Why is the national anthem so hard to sing? And how can you improve your version?

Why is the national anthem so hard to sing?

Program Producer MK Macko has the back story and some tips. Our National Anthem. It's a song that, in this writer's opinion, says much of what you need to know about the United States of America. It perfectly captures a precarious moment in our history. When it was written, the young United States was once again at war with Britain: the War of 1812—also known as the Second War for Independence—and we were losing.

Understanding Federalist 10: Analysis and Evaluation. Understanding Federalist 10: Analysis and Evaluation April 9th, 2014.

Understanding Federalist 10: Analysis and Evaluation

Go West Across America with Lewis and Clark Game. History lesson plans. Virtual High School. Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online. Horizons of the Sublime: The invention of the romantic west by John L.

Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online

The War of 1812. Although its events inspired one of the nation’s most famous patriotic songs, the War of 1812 is a relatively little-known war in American history.

The War of 1812

Despite its complicated causes and inconclusive outcome, the conflict helped establish the credibility of the young United States among other nations. Adding Annotations to Images in Google Drive Tutorial. Spatial History Project. Visualizations and More: More Sources for Class from OAH. By Nina Kendall One of the new trends in the study of history is the use of visualization.

Visualizations and More: More Sources for Class from OAH

Recently we attended Investigating and Teaching United States History through Visual Sources and New Media at Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting (#OAH2014). Jobless Men Lined up for the First Time in California to File Claims for Unemployment Compensation. <p class="note">To enlarge images, please enable JavaScript.

Jobless Men Lined up for the First Time in California to File Claims for Unemployment Compensation

</p> Echoes and Reflections - A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust. Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Video - Harriet Tubman. Marxism through Arm-Wrestling! Background This roleplay simulation forms part of an in-depth study of Tsarist Russia under Alexander II, Alexander III, Nicholas II, and the 1917 Revolutions and Marxist ideology.

Marxism through Arm-Wrestling!

All of these detailed worksheets and interactivities can be found at . The roleplay is deliberately engineered to demonstrate the Marxist conception of how capitalism and the free markets operate. Nancy R. Reagin: 11 History Lessons From 'Star Wars' (PHOTOS) Civil War. Fine owed by George Washington for overdue library books now $300,000. Founder of a nation, trouncer of the English, God-fearing family man: all in all, George Washington has enjoyed a pretty decent reputation.

Fine owed by George Washington for overdue library books now $300,000

Until now, that is. The hero who crossed the Delaware river may not have been quite so squeaky clean when it came to borrowing library books. Griot. About the Griot Initiative StoryCorps Griot is an initiative to ensure that the voices, experiences, and life stories of African Americans will be preserved and presented with dignity.


A Griot (pronounced gree-oh) is a storyteller, a position of honor in West African tradition, who hands down family and community history from one generation to the next. All interviews recorded as part of the Griot Initiative will be archived at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture in addition to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture Professor of History/Sr.

Manager, National Museum of African American History and Culture. Infographic: 3 Branches of the U.S. Government.


Chromebooks. Lascaux. La découverte de Lascaux en 1940 a ouvert une nouvelle page dans la connaissance de l’art préhistorique et de nos origines. Œuvre monumentale, la grotte continue de nourrir l’imaginaire collectif et d’émouvoir les nouvelles générations du monde entier. C’est à ce haut lieu de la Préhistoire qu’est dédiée la nouvelle publication multimédia du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, publication qui réactualise autant la forme que le contenu scientifique de ce site mis en ligne en 1998, à la lumière des dernières avancées de la recherche archéologique. Au delà de l’émotion et à la lumière des recherches les plus récentes, le site internet est destiné à faire comprendre les secrets des artistes qui ont peint et gravé le bestiaire de Lascaux il y a 19000 ans et à présenter les orientations actuelles de la recherche scientifique sur les grottes ornées.

Zinn Education Project. This Is Roughly 200 Years Of American History In One Mesmerizing GIF. There's a ton of juicy stuff in this incredible map. Couple of takeaways for me: 1. How about that neutral territory between Oklahoma and Texas that went away around 1890? Trying to get mail there must've been a real bummer. 2.


New York Times Coverage of the Fire . Triangle Fire . WGBH American Experience. The New York Times, March 26, 1911. Red Hill - Patrick Henry National Memorial. Speech by Patrick Henry to the Second Virginia Revolutionary Convention meeting at St. John's Church, Richmond, on March 23, 1775 * No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony.


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Beyond the Blarney: A St. Patrick’s Day Look at Images of Irish Immigrants in America. The History of Saint Patrick - a Short Story. 6 powerful interactive history sites. Colonial House What was it like to live in 1628 Colonial America? To find out, go to this interactive site by PBS and discover the people, food, clothing, houses and ways of life for Colonists, indentures servants, and Native Americans. The Real Irish American Story Not Taught in Schools. “Wear green on St. Benjamin Franklin: Politician and Diplomat. Social Studies for the 21st Century. One of the first activities I have preservice teachers complete in Social Studies Methods class is to have them create and present a 60 second commercial that demonstrates why one of the key social studies disciplines (history, political science, economics, geography) is the most important foundation of social studies.

The goal is to remind them that social studies is a discipline created specifically for the K-12 world. There is no liberal arts college major in social studies; only an education one. Interview: Terry Golway, Author Of 'Machine Made' Hide captionSeen here in 1935, the building that housed Manhattan's Democratic Party, known as Tammany Hall, still stands today. Historical Thinking Standards — National Center for History in the Schools. Re-Designing Learning: The Digital DBQ by sabba quidwai on Prezi.