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A Student’s Guide to Music History

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A detailed description of A Student’s Guide to Music History: R. J. Stove’s A Student’s Guide to Music History is a concise account, written for the intelligent lay reader, of classical music’s development from the early Middle Ages onwards. Beginning with a discussion of Hildegard von Bingen, a twelfth-century German nun and composer, and...
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Best of History Web Sites

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Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts. Best of History Web Sites contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more...
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The Great American Potluck

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“What can we learn about a nation from its food? Make history with the Library of Congress – add a family recipe and share the story behind it!” The Great American Potluck
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Her Story from the Library of Congress

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“How often do we hear America’s story told from a woman’s perspective or see it written in a woman’s hand? What contributions have women made to the shaping of our country and our culture? Visit the Her Story Community Center to discover historical primary resources from the Library of Congress about Women’s History.”
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Civil War Women

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The Civil War Women blog offers “Bios and stories about women of the Civil War era, how they lived, what they did to survive, how they fought for women’s rights.” It looks like a great resource to bookmark. I see that the author also has another blog that offers some great resources, History of...
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Discoveries…America-Alaska

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Bennett-Watt HD Productions recently sent a note to tell us that Bennett-Watt Entertainment, Inc. has released the latest in their award winning video series, “Discoveries…America- Alaska.” This is the 46th one hour show released in this 51 episode series of hour hour profiles of each state. While looking for this Alaska DVD at their...
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The Presidents Have Arrived!

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The Presidents Have Arrived! By the United States Mint Looking for new and exciting ways to make United States history come alive? Then check out the latest free educational resources from the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket ChangeTM website featuring the new Presidential $1 Coin Program (www.usmint.gov/kids/$1coin). Lesson plans for grades K through 12...
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Willi Gets a History Lesson in Virginia’s Historic Triangle

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Willi Gets a History Lesson in Virginia’s Historic Triangle by Dr. Ellen K. Rudolph The publisher synopsis reads: The book commemorates the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, America’s first permanent English settlement. It tells the story of a small dog who gets lost in Virginia’s Historic Triangle – a region that encompasses Jamestown, Williamsburg, and...
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Rome Reborn

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Hat tip to Susan Ryan for sending along this recent resource. Rome RebornROME – Imagine strolling through the Forum like Emperor Constantine, or climbing the marble steps of the Senate amid the splendor that was ancient Rome, the caput mundi, the capital of the world.Such flights of fancy have long been the dream of...
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Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century: Voices in Time Series

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Schlessinger Media- Greatest Speeches of the 20th Century: Voices in Time Series on DVD Throughout the 20th century, charismatic world leaders used the power of speech to communicate difficult truths, galvanize citizens to fight for independence and to unite nations to defeat foreign enemies. The motivational words of Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela instilled...
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