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Jeremiah Haralson; (Apr.1,1846 –1916), enslaved until 1865, served as a Republican member of Congress during Reconstruction. He was known for being a powerful orator.

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Bring nature and culture from around the world to your students—and skip the costs. The Virtual Field Trips collection offers apps, videos, and Multi-Touch books from places like MoMA, the Smithsonian, the Met, the Palace of Versailles, the Grand Canyon, the U.S. National Archives, the Library of Congress, and the Royal Opera House. Whether you’re teaching the arts, history, or the sciences, these resources present opportunities for interactive activities in almost any lesson.

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"Brother, can you spare a dime?"- This source gives a full history unit on teaching The Great Depression to students in 6-8. I think this is a great source to help "jumpstart" what lesson planning (not copying the lessons exactly, but seeing how teachers have taught this topic to our grade level before).

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Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R) ME who ran for president and came in second to Barry Goldwater. http://www.mcslibrary.org/bio/biog.htm

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Members of both houses of Congress begin receiving copies of documents demanding the resignations of six top government officials including Articles of Impeachment against President Obama

After Trayvon Martin Verdict, Durbin Pushes 300 Companies on 'Stand Your Ground' Laws | The World's Greatest Deliberative Body

Congress for Kids...This is a great website for teaching kids about government including the three branches of government, elections and citizenship.

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Tammy Duckworth - She lost her legs piloting a Blackhawk helicopter through an insurgent attack in Iraq. In January, using prosthetic legs, she will step onto the floor of the US House of Representatives as the first combat-injured female member of Congress

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