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Creating French Culture traces the relationship of politics and culture in France, from Charlemagne to Charles de Gaulle, through 200 manuscripts, illustrations, coins, medals, letters, maps, hymnals, chant...  (Library of Congress)
Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture is an exhibition of artifacts and scholarly descriptions of the great libraries of the world. Its collections cover many areas including theology, archaeology, humanism, music...  (Library of Congress)
Country Studies/Area Handbooks presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. It...  (Library of Congress)
Triumph of the Baroque, Architecture in Europe (1600-1750) presents two centuries of European architectural history and explores the most famous architects of the baroque era. Learn how painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape, and urban...  (National Gallery of Art)
World Factbook provides in-depth country profiles with information on geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. It includes maps of...  (Central Intelligence Agency)
Napoleon is a PBS film that chronicles the life of the infamous French leader. The resources offered here are designed to help you use the PBS "Napoleon" video series and companion website in...  (PBS, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution is an introduction to the French Revolution and an archive of important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including more than 300 texts, nearly 250 images, and a number of maps...  (George Mason University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Roman Empire in the First Century the companion website for a film by the same title, looks at the leaders, soldiers, poets, and philosophers, as well as society and daily life in this empire that rose from the chaos...  (KCET, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
World History Matters offers guides and strategies for analyzing images, maps, newspapers, and other primary sources. Case studies (written by teachers) discuss the teaching of 16 primary sources, from...  (Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
World Treasures of the Library of Congress: Beginnings explores the creation, heaven and earth, and the founding of civilizations, all from the viewpoint of 50 cultures. 170 images and stories from Bali, China, Ethiopia, Greece, Hungary...  (Library of Congress)
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms offers lesson plans built around historically important maps on 18 topics: Columbus's world (1482), an Indian map of the Southeast (1721), Captain Cook and Hawaii (1778), "Nouvelle...  (Newberry Library, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Spanish Treasure Fleets of 1715 and 1733: Disasters Strike at Sea discusses Spain's search for gold and silver in the New World (1500s-1700s) and its "treasure fleet system," which was intended to protect its treasure-laden ships from being seized by...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Central and Eastern Europe: Peace Corps provides lessons about stories, letters, and folk tales from experiences of Peace Corps volunteers in rural and urban areas of Central and Eastern Europe. Topics include folk tales...  (Peace Corps)
Picturing France, 1830-1900 explores 19th-century painting in France and the culture it reflects. Organized by region, the site offers a glimpse of the history and cultural life of Paris, Auvergne, Normandy...  (National Gallery of Art)
Portals to the World is a starting point for studying other countries and parts of the world. Learn about the culture, economy, geography, government, history, languages, politics, religions, and other...  (Library of Congress)
Napoleon Interactive Battlefield Simulator tests your battle strategy. Watch video clips on the battles of Lodi, Austerlitz and Waterloo. Historically, a Major Allied Victory was the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo. If you...  (PBS, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World displays deteriorated research materials relating to the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East and the ancient Mediterranean world. Most of the materials were...  (University of Chicago, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945 looks at surrealism, war, and other themes in photography after World War I, when it spread as form of art and a symbol of modernity across Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary...  (National Gallery of Art)
Churchill and the Great Republic presents more than 200 photos, speeches, and letters from one of the most important and colorful leaders of the 20th century and in all British history. Best known as Prime Minister...  (Library of Congress)
Perseus Project: Digital Library on Ancient Greek and Roman Culture is an evolving digital library for the study of the ancient world. The website offers information on art and archeology, provides texts and translations, a historical overview, essays...  (Tufts University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
For European Recovery: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Marshall Plan commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of American assistance to Europe in recovering from World War II. It features photographs, cartoons, letters, memos, and printed material that...  (Library of Congress)
The Luso-Hispanic World In Maps includes maps created back to the early 16th century, when exploration and new discoveries brought the need for improved information about the world. The maps, most of which are hand...  (Library of Congress)
Mysteries of Catalhoyuk is an educational website devoted to the famous archeological site in Turkey of one of the oldest cities in the world. The website depicts not only end-products of discoveries and...  (Science Museum of Minnesota, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
VRoma Project is a community of teachers and students who help to create online resources for teaching Latin and ancient Roman culture and who use these resources in their courses. Students and...  (VRoma Project, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Azoria Project: Excavation of an Early Iron Age-Archaic Town in Eastern Crete, Greece represents an excavation of an Early Iron Age and Archaic (ca. 1200-480 B.C.) site on the island of Crete in the Greek Aegean. The project examines how this urban settlement developed...  (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)

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