Gold Rush In the second half of the 1800s,
Gold was discovered in the Canadian Yukon and in the US territory of
the Warden Johnson years (1933-48) Visit the
most famous prison in the United States.
to the Moon The story and pictures of the
project that led to the first trips to the moon
to U.S. Government The structure and function
of the different parts of the U.S. Government are explained.
Amistad People, places, and events of the
slave ship rebellion described in the
1997 movie. There's also a
collection of documents at the National
Dublin The development of a city from medieval
times until today. Visit the section on city
The world of King Arthur's Court.
Chicago Fire Focuses on the facts of the fire
and the ways people reported it and remembered it.
during the Jazz Age The city of Chicago as it
was during the first half of the twentieth century.
& Nagasaki The only use of atomic
weapons in war.
Assassination Theories about how the
assassination was carried out have continued to fascinate both
historians and ordinary people.
Tutankhamin: was it murder? The mysterious
death of King Tut.
Chicago Project During the Second World War, a
group of 50 African-American sailors were imprisoned on the charge of
Witch Trials Participants learn about the
participants in the American colonial trials of women and girls accused
of being witches -- then they re-enact the trials.
Wonders Efforts to commemorate, honor, and
preserve cultural heritage for the future (and for tourism!)
Titanic The most famous ships ever
launched...which sank on its first voyage.
Tragedy WebQuest US government researchers
studied the effects of Syphilis, a potentially fatal disease, by
allowing African-American men to go untreated.
of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Documents from and about two towns, one in the north and the other in