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A People's History of the United States

A Note and a disclaimer.<p><i>The Note</i>: This great book should really be read by everyone. It is difficult to describe why it so great because it both …

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Welcome to <b>Historical Thinking Matters</b>, a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read …

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Lesson 3: The Battle Over Reconstruction: The Aftermath of Reconstruction

The Lesson<p>Introduction<p>President Ulysses S. Grant presided over the waning days of Reconstruction.<p><b>Credit:</b> Image courtesy of American Memory at the …

LibGuides: Reconstruction The Gilded Age: Websites Online Curriculum

A lesson plan from the Library of Congress.<p>An online exhibit for students about the Reconstruction era. By Eric Foner and Olivia Mahoney, from …

Reconstruction and its Aftermath, a part of the African American Odyssey exhibition, is about the difficulty free blacks faced during the reconstruction period.

The Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 freed African Americans in rebel states, and after the Civil War, the Thirteenth Amendment emancipated all U.S. …

Gilder Lehrman Reconstruction Seminar Resources

The DBQ Project

Jackdaw.com Primary Source Documents

How to Create a Multimedia Timeline on HSTRY

Last fall I reviewed HSTRY when it was still in beta. Recently, it lost the beta label and opened to everyone who wants to use it to create …

Twentieth Century Archives | HistoryHit

Twentieth Century Archives | HistoryHit

Battle of Monte Cassino

<b>17 Jan 1944 - 18 May 1944</b><p>Contributor: C. Peter Chen<p>ww2dbaseThe Allies reached the western end of the German Gustav Line in Italy in mid-Jan 1943. The …

When Was Adolf Hitler Born?

Alex Collin<p>1 min<p>24 Jul 2018<p>Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April 1889 in Braunau am Inn, a town within the Austria-Hungarian Empire close to the German …

World War Two Archives | HistoryHit

Where Did The Battle of the Bulge Take Place?

Graham Land<p>3 mins<p>24 Jul 2018<p>Towards the end of 1944, the Ardennes offensive carried Hitler’s vain hopes of retaking Antwerp, splitting the Allied …

Remembering Dresden: 70 Years After the Firebombing

In the last months of World War II, Allied bombers from the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Force conducted several major bombing raids on the eastern German city of Dresden. Beginning on the night of February 13, 1945, more than 1,200 heavy bombers dropped nearly 4,000 tons …

Socratic Seminars

<i>"The unexamined life is not worth living."</i><b><br>-Socrates</b><p>The Socratic method of teaching is based on Socrates' theory that it is more important to enable …

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How to teach mind mapping and how to make a mind map

<b>Introduction to Mind Mapping</b><p>Mind mapping is a visual form of note taking that offers an overview of a topic and its complex information, allowing …

Lecturing: Four Things to Keep in Mind | Teaching United States History

Many unseasoned (and plenty of seasoned) teachers hate giving lectures. I never feared lectures because I have a background in third-person …

5 Things You May Not Know About the Men Who Built America

10 Things You May Not Know About Rosa Parks

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Christopher Klein<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2013<p>Title<p>10 Things You May Not Know About Rosa …

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8 Things You May Not Know About the California Gold Rush

Article Details:<p>Author<p>Barbara Maranzani<p>Website Name<p>history.com<p>Year Published<p>2013<p>Title<p>8 Things You May Not Know About the California Gold …