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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 22

Patrick Henry & The Bill of Rights

Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was an eloquent orator and motivational leader at the time of the Revolutionary War. He was a great American patriot, a strong believer in citizens’ rights, and a prominent spokesman for independence from England. On March 23, … Read More



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Feb 25

Presidents Website

Presidents.website is a new online resource for presidential history. They have information on every president and presidential election in history including facts, documents, videos, and links to presidential resources across the internet. (Much of the info comes from UCSB’s American … Read More



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Feb 22

Social Studies Lesson Plans for Grades 7-12

Here are a few Social Studies lesson plans from a Graduate student at SUNY Plattsburgh, for Grades 7 through 12. Massachusetts Bay Colony Lesson Plan – Students will answer the six Journalistic Questions (who, what, where, when, and why is … Read More



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Jan 21

Learn American History through Literature

What So Proudly We Hail: Literary-based curricula made simple. History lessons made memorable. What So Proudly We Hail (www.whatsoproudlywehail.org) is your one-stop source for free, literary-based curricula to aid in the instruction of American history, civics, social studies, and language … Read More



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Nov 19

Free Thanksgiving E-book

America’s Thanksgiving commemorates the Pilgrims’ harvest feast, part of the story of the settling of Plymouth Colony, an important period in American history. Since the Pilgrims’ original feast was never repeated, it can’t really be called the beginning of a … 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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