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The Mutiny on the Amistad

Rising Up: the Talladega murals – Lesson Plan and Digital Student Guide

Lesson Plan

On a moonless night in July 1839, several enslaved Africans unshackled themselves and crept up to the deck of La Amistad where they attacked and…read more

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Underground Railroad by Hale Woodruff

Black History Month resources for the classroom


Underground Railroad Scene by Hale Woodruff courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Commemorate Black History Month in your classroom with 20 lesson plans and resources that…read more

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Righteous Among the Nations: rescuers of the Holocaust – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Syd Golston and Paul Wieser Syd Golston directs a Teaching American History grant for the Phoenix Union High School district. She is a former…read more

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Women who ruled 2014


By Caroline Davenport Female professionals and activists have raised the global conversation on gender equality to a new level. Here are just a few of…read more

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Revealing the painful last moments of George Washington


A series of historical documents sheds light on the final moments of George Washington, whose cause of death has been a mystery for hundreds of years. Continue reading

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