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The Chicago World’s Fair

Download the Poster The United States has not hosted a world’s fair or expo since 1984, so many kids today aren’t even aware they exist. The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 can be a...

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The Titanic

Download the Poster Since her maiden voyage and tragic sinking in 1912, the story of the Titanic has fascinated people all over the world. Of course, part of the allure is the 1997 blockbuster...

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Albert Einstein

Download the Poster The list of Albert Einstein’s contributions to the world of science is practically endless. Over the course of his life, he published more than 300 scientific papers and was awarded the...

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The Greensboro Four

Download the Poster On February 1, 1960, four young black men sat down at a whites-only lunch counter at a Woolworth’s Drugstore in Greensboro, North Carolina, and asked to be served. Following the example...

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Louis Braille

Download the Poster January 4, 1809 was the birth date of Louis Braille, inventor of a reading and writing system for use by the blind or visually impaired. As a result of a childhood...

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Deborah Sampson: Revolutionary

Download the Poster Deborah Sampson was born on December 17, 1760. Always a patriot, she became a hero of the American Revolution by disguising herself as a man and joining the Light Infantry Company...

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Laika the Space Dog

Download the Poster Here The date was November 3rd, 1957 and the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union was heating up. In October of 1957, the Soviet Union had launched...

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Thomas Edison Lights the Way

Download the Poster Here The date was October 21st, 1879. Thomas Edison had been conducting experiments for 14 months, spending about $40,000 (about $850,000 dollars in today’s money) trying to perfect an incandescent light...

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The Mayflower Sets Sail

The date is September 6, 1620. The Mayflower, a ship normally used to carry cargo, not people, set sail for the place we now call America. After two months at sea, the passengers were grateful to finally land, but the long winter ahead would have a major impact on their group. Of course, the arrival of the Pilgrims would have even more…

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History’s ARTifacts

Thank you for checking out History’s ARTifacts. Here is a sneak preview of our new, free educational series, which will bring standards-aligned creative content into your classroom throughout the 2018-19 school year. Watch for...