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June 5, 2013
Stanley and Stella Explore the Environment Join Flat Stanley and Flat Stella on adventures to learn about our environment and how we can protect it together. Each story is written to help build reading and science skills and understanding for elementary age readers. The stories ...   (Environmental Protection Agency)
June 4, 2013
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Resources highlights resources in the collections of the Library of Congress, including personal paper and manuscript collections, the LGBT Life Database and the "Serving in Silence" stories from the Veterans History Project ...   (Library of Congress) Walt Whitman
June 4, 2013
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Health provides tips and resources for educators and parents to help LGBT youth thrive in their schools and communities ...   (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
June 4, 2013
LGBT Youth: School Experiences on FindYouthInfo.gov includes resources and ideas to help educators create more supportive school environments for LGBT youth ...   (Department of Education)
June 4, 2013
StopBullying.gov: Educate About Bullying includes activities to teach students about bullying and incorporate the topic of bullying prevention into lessons ...   (Department of Health and Human Services)
April 16, 2013
ABCs to Public Health focuses on the critical role of public health laboratories in protecting the public against diseases and other health hazards. This Centers for Disease Control tool is designed to raise awareness about the world of laboratory science for ...   (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Students in a laboratory
April 16, 2013
Reading Rockets: National Poetry Month features video interviews with children's poets, a list of resources for learning through poetry, and suggested activities for celebrating National Poetry Month ...   (Department of Education) Mother reading aloud to her young daughter
April 3, 2013
Baseball: The National Pastime in the National Archives eBook covers of the role of baseball during the two world wars, contract disputes, civil rights, equal access and opportunity on and off the playing field, the steroids era, the universal appeal of the game to players and fans, Presidential ...   (National Archives and Records Administration) Dwight D. Eisenhower gets ready to throw out the first baseball of the season at a game between the New York Yankees and Washington Senators at Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC.
January 31, 2013
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have joined ...   (Library of Congress)
January 14, 2013
I Do Solemnly Swear... Presidential Inaugurations is a collection of about 400 items from each of the 62 inaugurations, from George Washington's in 1789 to Barack Obama's inauguration of 2009. It will include items from the inauguration of 2013. This presentation includes diaries and ...   (Library of Congress) The Reagans waving during the Inaugural Parade, January 20, 1981.
January 14, 2013
Inaugurations profiles Presidential inaugurations of the past using primary sources from the American Memory historical collections of the Library of Congress. Through images, film, and personal recollections users can view the pomp and circumstance of ...   (Library of Congress)
January 11, 2013
America’s Economy Mobile App offers real-time updates for 16 key economic indicators released from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Key economic measures on employment, manufacturing, international trade, retail ...   (U.S. Census Bureau)
January 11, 2013
Emancipation Proclamation Commemorative Coloring Book provides an overview of the history of the Emancipation Proclamation for children and coloring pages featuring Abraham Lincoln and notable African Americans, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa ...   (National Archives and Records Administration) Abraham Lincoln
January 11, 2013
Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges ...   (National Science Foundation)
January 4, 2013
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was an American poet, historian, and folklorist. He won the Pulitzer Prize for this biography of Lincoln and a second for his poetry. His family’s home in North Carolina is now a National Historic Site. Included ...   (National Park Service) Carl Sandburg at a typewriter
January 4, 2013
Carl Sandburg's Chicago: Bringing a Great City Alive Carl Sandburg's 1916 "Chicago" is one of the best known works of 20th century American literature. Included in countless anthologies, this poem made famous the description of Chicago as "City of the Big Shoulders," celebrating its role at ...   (National Endowment for the Humanities) Carl Sandburg
January 2, 2013
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall ...   (National Archives and Records Administration) Link to The Emancipation Proclamation resources
December 7, 2011
National Mall App provides maps, walking directions, news, events, and information on the various sites on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Park Lens feature uses augmented reality to show you exactly where you are on the Mall, detailing close-by ...   (National Park Service) Link to the iTunes app page for National Mall App
December 1, 2011
Life Sciences at Science360 features 120+ videos on bats, bed bugs, bird wings, butterflies, brain mapping, evolution, football science, genetics, gorillas, jellyfish, mitochondria, orangutans, red-eyed tree frogs, scorpions, water beetles, and more ...   (National Science Foundation) Link to video on how the genes of the pitcher plant mosquitos are adapting rapidly to climatic changes in its habitat
November 29, 2011
Women@NASA features women at NASA discussing and showing what they do. See video interviews with a robotics flight controller, aeronautics engineer, pyrotechnics specialist, spacesuit team manager, shuttle food system manager, spacecraft life ...   (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Link to the biography and story of Janet Petro
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