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...

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...

Helpful Ways to Get Boys to Read

Nationwide, more boys than girls seem to be struggling with reading. Here are five tips from teachers, librarians, authors and literacy strategists to encourage...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...