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Booker T. Washington National Monument: For Teachers
It is the mission of Booker T. Washington National Monument's education program to satisfy the curriculum needs as specified in the Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools utilizing the park as a classroom. The programs and activities included in the Educational Guide to Booker T. Washington National Monument are designed to meet these requirements while introducing students to the life of the young slave boy, Booker. more...
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Places Teach!
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom. more...
Chicago's Black Metropolis
Historic Chicago building in the Black MetropolisLarge housing projects and institutions take up much of the land in this area of the South Side of Chicago. But between them there is a gap where old buildings survive, all that remains of an area that was called Black Metropolis. more...
  The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: Shaking the Conscience of a Nations
Pettus bridge in Selma,  Alabama Millions of people all over the United States were watching television on Sunday night, March 7, 1965, when their programs were interrupted with shocking images of African-American men and women being beaten with billy clubs in a cloud of tear gas. more...
Two American Entrepreneurs: Madam C.J. Walker and J.C. Penney
Image of the Walker TheatreAt a busy intersection in the bustling city of Indianapolis, Indiana, stands the imposing four-story brick structure known as the Walker Building. Buff-colored terra cotta is used for decorative details, and each doorway is embellished with brightly colored African masks. more...
  New Philadelphia : A Multiracial Town on the Illinois Frontier
New Philadelphia looked like a typical west-central Illinois pioneer town to travelers cresting the hill overlooking the place in the mid-1800s. Imagine villagers filling baskets with a bounty of apples, corn, and wheat, while chickens clucked and pigs rooted in nearby pens. more...
 
American flag flying with Saint Louis Arch in background
Reinforced concrete foundations sunk 60 feet into the ground extend 30 feet into bedrock and contribute substantially to the structural strength of the Arch in St. Louis, part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.