1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii recounts the struggle for control of Hawaii between native Hawaiians and American business interests in the late 1800s. This 1897 petition and a lobbying effort by native Hawaiians convinced the U.S. Congress not to annex the islands. But months later the U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana and the […]
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 Orleans” and nearby French settlements (1723), the road from Missouri to Oregon (1843), turnpikes, canals, and railroads (1835), the transcontinental rail network (1878), […]
Pearl Harbor Raid is a detailed account of the December 7, 1941, attack. More than 100 photos and descriptions look at the 7 U.S. battleships moored along Battleship Row that morning, attacks off Ford Island, attacks in the Navy yard area, attacks on airfields, Japanese aircraft and midget submarines used in the attacks, aerial combat, […]
Remembering Pearl Harbor describes the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and features the USS Arizona, a battleship on which 1,177 sailors and marines perished. Photos, charts, documents, and research questions help students piece together what happened before, during, and after the attack that drew the U.S. into World War II.
May is Asian-Pacific Heritage Month: 10 Ways to Enrich Kids’ Appreciation of Asian-Pacific American Culture
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month—a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the […]