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History, Geography, Psychology, and the humanities.

Sep 15, 2020

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Tools, Links, and Useful Ideas for Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from September 15 to October 15 every year, is a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Hispanic influences are tightly knit in the fabric of American life—think music, food, art, cinema, politics, literature, and so much more.

Sep 15, 2020

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Video Series Exploring Art and Art History Through the Lens of the Present

A coproduction of PBS Learning Studios and Complexly, The Art Assignment introduces innovative artists that present the viewer with the challenge to complete different types of art assignments. It also explores art history through the lens of the present and exposes alternative approaches to art-making.

Sep 15, 2020

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Teaching Tools for Celebrating a Historic Moment in Our Nation’s History

September 17 is Constitution Day, commemorating the day in 1787 when, at the end of a long, hot summer of discussion, debate, and deliberation, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed America’s most important document.

Sep 01, 2020

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App Engaging Students in Solving a Historical Mystery

Could there be ghosts trapped in the basement of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History? With the sudden and curious departure of her last intern, Museum Curator Isabella Wagner needs students’ help solving a mystery dating back to the Civil War.

democracy resources

Sep 01, 2020

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Videogame

Part of the Democratic Knowledge Project at Harvard University, the Declaration Resources Project supports teaching and learning about, and ongoing engagement with, the Declaration of Independence. One of the resources in development is Portrait of a Tyrant, a six-episode adventure game for students to learn about the Declaration of Independence, its historical context and contemporary relevance.

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