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The Battle of Oriskany: Blood Shed a Stream Running Down tells how long-standing prejudices and the Revolutionary War unleashed massive bloodshed among inhabitants of New York's Mohawk Valley. Located in rich farmland and at a strategic...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
A Life Apart: Hasidism in America is a documentary on this movement within Orthodox Judaism. The Hasidic ideal is to live a hallowed life in which even the most mundane action is sanctified. Hasidim live in...  (Alternative Media Information Center, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Saratoga: The Tide Turns on the Frontier describes the two Battles of Saratoga. The two battles and surrender of the British in October of 1777 are often called the turning point of the American Revolution because they...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
September 11: Bearing Witness to History offers objects, images, and personal stories from September 11: a stairwell sign and tourist souvenirs from the World Trade Center, a Pentagon rescuer's uniform, a Pentagon locator...  (National Museum of American History, supported by Smithsonian Institution)
9/11 Commemorations and Information is a first stop for finding government information related to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Find national memorials in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C...  (General Services Administration) provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (, supported by Department of Education)
Springwood: Birthplace and Home to Franklin D. Roosevelt is the only place in the U.S. where a President was born, maintained a lifelong connection, and lies buried. The estate, located in Hyde Park on the Hudson River (New York), is where...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site: Monument to the Gilded Age describes this Hyde Park estate that includes a palatial Beaux-Arts mansion, stunning views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, and over 600 acres of landscaped property. The...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
9-11-01 Remembrance offers firsthand accounts of September 11 by National Park Service employees. It includes interviews and photos from a dozen sites, including the Statue of Liberty, Washington, D.C....  (National Park Service)
The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands explores the history of the Dutch in America. Topics include Henry Hudson, New Netherland, New Amsterdam, the sale of Manhattan, Native Americans and the Dutch, slavery in New...  (Library of Congress)
Places Where Women Made History: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary explores 74 sites in Massachusetts and New York associated with women's history. This travel itinerary includes homes of Clara Barton, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Tubman, Susan B...  (National Park Service)
The M'Clintock House: A Home to the Women's Rights Movement is a curriculum-oriented guide to a home in Waterloo, New York in which several early abolitionists, women's rights advocates, and social reformers lived. The site uses photos and...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
The New Netherland Project is an effort to transcribe, translate, and publish all Dutch documents in New York repositories relating to the 17th century colony of New Netherland. One of the collection's...  (New York State Library, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
New York: A Documentary Film is a place where kids can explore the history of New York and activities that will help them learn more about their own towns and get involved in their communities. Visitors are...  (WNET, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Weir Farm: Home of an American Impressionist examines the farm acquired by painter Alden Weir (1852-1919), where he summered for nearly 40 years (northeast of New City). At a time railroads were expanding, populations were...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Kingston, New York: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary explores Kingston's over 300 years of history using 24 historic places that recall past eras when settlers and Native Americans warily shared its plains, proud Revolutionaries and...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Floyd Bennett Field: Naval Aviation's Home in Brooklyn recounts the role of this airport in aviation history and World War II. In 1931, it was among the most advanced airports in the world. From it, early aviators launched pioneering and...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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