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New Lincoln Movie Humanizes a Presidential Superhero


Steven Spielberg’s new movie about Abraham Lincoln is heightening interest in a president who is often held up as a mirror reflecting different definitions of…read more

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Some MacArthur “Genius Grants” Focus on War


Every year for more than 30 years the MacArthur Foundation has rewarded innovators of all types with grants to fund their work. These awards are…read more

Arts & Culture

Lincoln’s words: Transcending time and political party – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Subjects Secondary History, Government, Civics, Social Studies, Speech and Communication Arts Estimated Time One to two 45-90 minute class periods Grade Level 7 – 12…read more

Arts & CultureEnglish & Language ArtsGovernment & Civics

Young Violinist Plays with Legendary Conductor at Castleton

Student Voice

The Castleton Music Festical in rural Virginia gives audiences a chance to see performances from some of the world’s most talented young musicians. However, the…read more

Arts & CultureMusic

“Kid Pickers” Rewarded for Extraordinary Finds

Student Voice

The television show “American Pickers” has been enormously successful since its premiere on History in 2010. The show follows Mike Wolfe, a veteran antique hunter,…read more

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