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Oh, those silly people from history! How quickly they have dismissed and written off our greatest achievements and worst disasters as mere “fads” or “passing fancies.” Pish-posh to them, says I! It’s hard to fathom that Thomas Edison himself once said “Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use […]

Spice up your boring well-used history lectures with the most stirring speeches of the last hundred-odd years. American Rhetoric has assembled a list of the Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century. Each speech includes the full text, and better yet, most have an accompanying .mp3 file. Lend a sense of immediacy to your American […]

Given the volatile world climate, it is difficult to explain to kids why the United States is in such a precarious position on the world stage. Maps of War is a site that features short Flash animations detailing military history that could shed some light on the subject. Take a look at the Imperial History […]

Let’s face it– it takes a lot of visual aid to make history engaging. In order to really get your students focused on the American Revolution or the rise of Charlemagne, sometimes it takes an extra step for them to visually experience the lesson. Luckily for us, that’s what PowerPoint presentations are for. But amongst […]