Category Archives: 900 Geography & History

Jun 29

The Birth of America




People all over the United States celebrate our country’s “birthday” each year on the Fourth of July. This national holiday is called Independence Day because it commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, … Read More






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Mar 03

Illinois State Museum K-12 Resources




The Illinois State Museum offers a variety of online resources designed for K-12 teachers that span the curriculum. Follow the links below to explore these offerings. Lesson Plans The Illinois State Museum has developed 481 lesson plans in anthropology, archaeology, … Read More






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Nov 18

President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address of November 19, 1863




The largest Civil War battle ever waged in the Western Hemisphere was fought near the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg began on July 1, 1863 and ended two days later with the climactic “Pickett’s Charge.” More … Read More






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Jun 24

Hands-on History: Colonial Williamsburg




Join Us for an Exclusive Homeschoolers Experience Fall Homeschool Days September 12-27, 2015 Homeschoolers and their families can enjoy hands-on activities and revolutionary experiences designed to make colonial emotions and dramas come alive in a way that’s educational and interactive. … Read More






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Jun 23

History of the Confederate Flag




There is a common misconception that the Confederate battle flag (a blue cross with 13 white stars and a red field, shown at left) was the national flag of the Confederacy. In reality, it was strictly a battle flag. However, … Read More






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Mar 18

Explore World Heritage Sites in Africa




Discover Africa’s UNESCO world heritage sites, which include some of the most spectacular natural places on Earth. From the pyramids of Egypt to the snows of Kilimanjaro, AfricanWorldHeritageSites.org takes you to the heart of the continent with photographs, maps, and … Read More






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