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World War I in Photos: Introduction

World War I in Photos: Introduction | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps of Europe, and set the stage for the 20th Century.
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THE KIDNAPPING CASE.; Narrative of the Seizure and Recovery of Solomon Northrup. INTERESTING DISCLOSURES.

THE KIDNAPPING CASE.; Narrative of the Seizure and Recovery of Solomon Northrup. INTERESTING DISCLOSURES. | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
We have obtained from Washington the subjoined statement of the circumstances attending the seizure and recovery of the negro man SOLOMON NORTHROP, whose case has excited so high a degree of interest.
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The 5 Best Free Cartoon Making Tools for Teachers

The 5 Best Free Cartoon Making Tools for Teachers | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
Cartoons are likely a form of entertainment that your students are very familiar with. As a matter of fact, every student in your class probably enjoys cartoons in some form.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is fun for writing!

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Original Ad For John Wilkes Booth's Acting Debut - Ghosts of Baltimore

Original Ad For John Wilkes Booth's Acting Debut - Ghosts of Baltimore | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
This is absolutely amazing. We found the original advertisement in the Baltimore Sun for John Wilkes Booth’s acting debut in Richard III. The play was at the Charles Street Theatre on Tuesday, August 14th, 1855.
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Labor Day Facts - Infographic - Latino Information Network at Rutgers University

The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. That celeb...

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Top occupation in 1910- farming

Top occupation in 2012 - retails sales

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On This Day in 1831, a Bloody Uprising in the Virginia Countryside

On This Day in 1831, a Bloody Uprising in the Virginia Countryside | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
From The Atlantic archives: a detailed account of Nat Turner's slave rebellion
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Learning from the Source: Zooming into Documentary Photography - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus

Learning from the Source: Zooming into Documentary Photography - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
Zoom into the picture above and you will see a face recognizable to many. The mother in the photo is Florence Thompson, most famously known as the migrant mother.
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How Fast Can You Put These Ridiculously Gerrymandered Congressional Districts Back Together?

How Fast Can You Put These Ridiculously Gerrymandered Congressional Districts Back Together? | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
Gerrymandering, the practice of redrawing congressional districts after a decadal census to favor one political party over the other, is getting a bad rap, especially after Republicans used it to maintain a majority in the House despite losing the...
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Great way to see gerrymandering!

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Informational Text: Multiple Points of View in Multiple Formats | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Informational Text: Multiple Points of View in Multiple Formats | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
Informational Text: Multiple Points of View in Multiple Formats. A blog post at "Teaching with the Library of Congress" on 2013-04-25.
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Guest Lesson | Espionage Everywhere: Spying in the News and Popular Culture

Guest Lesson | Espionage Everywhere: Spying in the News and Popular Culture | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
In this lesson plan, we provide five ways you can pair the intrigue of espionage with Times reporting to get students to think critically, ask questions, and see a different side of history and current events.
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Today in History: Andrew Carnegie - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus

Today in History: Andrew Carnegie - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
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Women’s History Month | EDSITEment

Women’s History Month | EDSITEment | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
Throughout our history women have made valuable contributions during wartime both in the civilian and military realm.
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The Election of 1800 - American History - Thomas Jefferson, John Adams

The Election of 1800 - American History - Thomas Jefferson, John Adams | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
The Election of 1800 - Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Charles C. Pinckney, Alexander Hamilton and more in the Election of 1800.
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Histocrats in the Classroom: 5 Places to Visit when Looking for Primary Source Lesson Plans

Histocrats in the Classroom: 5 Places to Visit when Looking for Primary Source Lesson Plans | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
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How Twitter chats support being a Connected Educator

How Twitter chats support being a Connected Educator | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
As we approach October, Connected Educators Month, I reflect on the value of the connections I have made to others across the globe on my path to connectedness.  However, when I began this path, I ...
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Twitter chats are great, free professional development

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Diplomatic Discourse - Interviews with U.S. Ambassadors from Around the World

Diplomatic Discourse - Interviews with U.S. Ambassadors from Around the World | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
Letter from the Editors AFRICA (SUB-SAHARA) Botswana Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde Congo Cote D'Ivoire Democratic Republic of the Congo The Gambia Ghana Guinea Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mali Mauritania Ma...
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Yale Students interview over 100 U.S. ambassadors across the world. A unique insight into foreign policy.

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How to Raise a Kid: Thomas Jefferson vs. Abigail Adams Edition

How to Raise a Kid: Thomas Jefferson vs. Abigail Adams Edition | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
Thomas Jefferson pushed his daughter to succeed, while Abigal Adams cautioned her son against failure. What's a better incentive?
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American Social History Project ·  Center for Media and Learning

American Social History Project ·  Center for Media and Learning | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
American Social History Project ·  Center for Media and Learning – The American Social History Project ·  Center for Media and Learning is dedicated to renewing interest in history by challenging traditional ways that people learn about the past.
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The Most Important Cases, Speeches, Laws & Documents in American History | Nolo.com

The Most Important Cases, Speeches, Laws & Documents in American History | Nolo.com | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
Give me liberty or give me death! -- or at least give me a respectable top-40 list.
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An interesting list....and possibility for debate

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APUSHReview

APUSHReview | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
Your total resource for Advanced Placement United States History Review
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Includes videos, brief biographies, act descriptions, and much more. My students loved it..

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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
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"The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others. Users can also explore digital exhibitions curated by the DPLA’s content partners and staff."

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America in Class® - primary sources for history & literature teachers

America in Class® - primary sources for history & literature teachers | Ruek's U.S. History | Scoop.it
The National Humanities Center presents primary and secondary resources, online seminars, and lessons for teachers of American history and literature.
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HistoryWired: A few of our favorite things

This innovative program will take you on a personalized tour through the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
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