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Realia: It?s Not Just about Field Trips Anymore

Financial constraints and testing pressures have forced many school districts to cut back on field trips to museums. But with traveling trunks, museums are making sure that students still have access to primary source artifacts.

The WPA American Guide Series: Local History Treasures for the Classroom

The state guidebooks created by writers, academics, and historians under FDR?s jobs program offer a wealth of social history that will lead students to a greater understanding of their own towns as part of the panorama of American history.

Since You Asked: Remembering America's Veterans

Through the Arizona Heritage Project, students work to document their local history and preserve the stories of Arizona?s military veterans.

The Pleasant Valley School: A Living History Project

In Stillwater, Oklahoma, fourth graders from around the state can step back in time and experience a day at the turn of the twentieth century in a one-room schoolhouse.

?Life in a Jar?: A National History Day Project that Touched the World

After learning about a Polish woman who saved 2,500 Jewish children during World War II, students in Kansas created a play for National History Day that is still being performed today, more than 10 years later.

National History Day: Student Historians

When students are challenged by National History Day to probe into history?s unanswered questions, they sometimes become the first to provide the answers.

Blogging to Learn: Educational Blogs and U.S. History

Multimedia and Web 2.0 technologies offer opportunities to successfully engage low achieving students while promoting in-depth thinking and increasing student participation.

Students Preserve an Emancipation Site with Archaeological Technology

High school students in Ohio combine study with experience as they unearth and clean artifacts in order to re-create the history of an early settlement of emancipated slaves.

Webby Award Winners: Interactive Media for the Social Studies

Educators will find the winners of a leading Internet award to be exellent resources for enhancing teaching and learning in the classroom.

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