Best Websites for Historic and Contemporary Interviews

The Mike Wallace Interviews was a series of prime-time television interviews conducted between 1957 and 1960. Wallace donated 65 interviews conducted between 1957 and...

Research Includes Learning Directly From Experts; 7 Easy Ways to Do So

This post is an exceprt from the Choose2Matter Course, a self-paced, online course. It helps educators change the way they view their students, and themselves, and their...

Gregory Hines, Tap Dancer, Choreographer and Actor

He was an actor, singer and a writer, but first and foremost, Gregory Hines was a dancer. Hines both popularized the art form of...

On This Day: Congress Passes Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, Authorizing Vietnam War

On Aug. 7, 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution based on what is now widely believed to be faulty intelligence, plunging the...

11 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is one of the most studied figures in American history, but there is still much you may not know about his life....

Why Do We Have Daylight Saving Time?

Why do we fall back one hour in the autumn, and spring ahead one hour in the spring? Most U.S. residents dutifully set their clocks...

Frozen in Time: A Look at Time Capsules

Time capsules allow their creators to freeze moments in time and communicate those moments to future generations. They encourage a dialogue with history, and...

Three Kansas HS Students “Changed Poland and Changed the World”

Can students really change the world? In 1999, in connection with a National History Day project, three Kansas high school students wrote a play that drastically...

On This Day: United States Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

On Aug. 6, 1945, U.S. war plane Enola Gay dropped “Little Boy,” a 8,900-pound atomic bomb, on Hiroshima, Japan. Within eight days, Japan surrendered,...

The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Today, Memorial Day is part of the three-day weekend each May that signals the beginning of summer, and is marked by beach trips and...