Understanding Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice this year will fall on December 21, but what exactly is a solstice? Learn more about how this astronomical event has been...

Uncle Tom’s Cabin Today

The first installment of the serial “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” appeared in a periodical on June 5, 1851. The serial’s popularity was so immense that...

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...

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...

The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

Centuries ago, in a seemingly lost age where rulers built monuments of stone, seven structures stood out for their grandiosity, and for the awe...

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...

Best Websites to Find Historic and Exemplary Speeches and Talks

American Rhetoric is dedicated to archiving American speeches, lectures, sermons, interviews and “other important media events.” Its “Online Speech Bank” contains full text, audio...

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....

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...