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Today in History - ABC News

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Today in History ABC News In 1959, three days after Hawaiian statehood, Hiram L. Fong was sworn in as the first Chinese-American U.S. Senator while Daniel K. Inouye (in-OH'-way) was sworn in as the first Japanese-American U.S.
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Inside WWII: Interactive Maps

Inside WWII: Interactive Maps | American History Honors | Scoop.it
Go inside World War II and get new insight into the people, battles and events you thought you knew.

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Al Picozzi's curator insight, July 23, 2013 1:25 PM

Nice quick way to get the user to see some of the key aspects of the War.  Showing the pan-germanism that Hitler esposed when taking the Sudetenland in the former Czechoslovakia to showing the suffering the civilian population of Leningrad.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 2013 10:53 PM

World War II had a profound impact on so many places; the issues that contributed to these events and complex and inter-related.  This interactive with videos, pictures and commentary is a veritable treasure trove of resources for teachers and students alike.  

Greta Brewin's curator insight, October 31, 2013 2:20 AM

This is an interactive map of the world, which depicts the events and facts of the Second World War. Showing the impact felt all across the world and full of historical facts and information. It goes into detail about the motivations behind life changing decisions made and then the impact of them. Full of images, animations and videos, this website is sure to engage and entertain students. This map works geography into the history curriculum, and demonstrates the geographical impact on decision making in the war. It discusses the profound impact felt world wide from WWII and visually demonstrates it, which is great for visual learners. It is full of information for teachers and students. This interactive map is a wonderful resource for any history teacher or history student. 

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8 Apps for a U.S. History Refresher - Mac|Life

8 Apps for a U.S. History Refresher - Mac|Life | American History Honors | Scoop.it

"The United States is a young nation with a rich history that we celebrate every July 4. If you were to base it just off the events of that day, though, you'd think it's just a country that prides itself in pyrotechnics and eating in excess. Obviously, there's plenty more to it than that. If you want to learn more about the historical context of the rocket's red glare, do it from the white glow of your iOS device. Need fodder for a spirited Fourth of July discussion? We've gathered eight apps that will walk you through the important moments of American history, teach you about all of the major players that helped shape it, provide firsthand accounts from those who experienced it, and much more."


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When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?

When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? | American History Honors | Scoop.it

"Like other young boys of his era, Franklin Roosevelt wears a dress. This studio portrait was likely taken in New York in 1884."

 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:46 PM

I show this picture to my classes with the simple prompt: this was a major figure in U.S. history in the first half of the 20th century.  Most pick female historical figures and are startled to find out that it was a revered president.  This slideshow demonstrates the cultural shift over time that has led to gendered norms on dress in the United States.  This article is quite compelling.

Delicia Worrill's curator insight, July 30, 2013 9:20 AM

May work for a Psychology or Sociology class as well.

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The making of Americans: Immigration

The making of Americans: Immigration | American History Honors | Scoop.it
The "melting pot" has been glorified, vilified, and dismissed as obsolete. But both census data and the stories of millions of individual immigrants indicate that the not-always-easy process of assimilation is alive and well.

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Al Picozzi's curator insight, July 12, 2013 3:00 PM

It is a melting pot.  It get less and less of the older immigrations, Irish, Italian and other, but newer immigrants add to this melting pot.  I once read someone said that their grandparents were Italian-Italian immigrants, they they were Italian-American, that their kids are American-Italian and thayt their grandkids will be American-American, the pot might get dilluted every so often, but someone will always add to it.