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View Resource The Great War: A Visual History Screenshot

This attractive and edifying map-based interactive from the American Battle Monuments Commission will serve as a support to educators teaching the First World War, and to anyone with an interest in how the war began, how it developed, and how it finally ended. The history is divided into seven periods, including The Pre-War Period, each year from 1914 to 1918, and the Post-War Years. Clicking on...

http://www.abmc.gov/sites/default/files/interactive/interact...
View Resource The Voting Rights Act of 1965 Screenshot

The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice hosts an informative site dedicated to the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the law that finally overcame some states' resistance to voting rights for African Americans. The site provides details about the 1965 enactment of the law, and the amendments that followed in 1970, 1975, 1982, and 2006. It also provides insight into...

http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/intro/intro_b.php
View Resource Longform Screenshot

Longform, which is sponsored by the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh, connects readers to new and classic non-fiction from around the web. The site gathers non-fiction articles that are longer than 2,000 words (i.e. long form journalism) and lists them on the homepage. Four or five articles are added every day, making for a virtual cornucopia of in-depth reading. The site provides...

http://longform.org/
View Resource 40 maps that explain outer space Screenshot

In another engaging compendium of resources from around the web, Vox brings readers 40 maps that explain outer space. As Joseph Stromberg notes in this mind-expanding exploration of the cosmos, space is difficult to grasp intellectually, because "it's bigger, by many orders of magnitude than anything we ever experience first hand, and involves processes that unfold over the course of billions of...

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/9/8144825/space-maps
View Resource Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership Screenshot

This page from the US Department of Education lays out the case for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. Readers will likely be interested to learn that some STEM fields are predicted to increase by a third and more this decade. Still, only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in math and interested in STEM careers, and the nation suffers from a...

http://www.ed.gov/stem

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