Click here to go to the Smithsonian’s March on Washington web site.
The Smithsonian presents an excellent compilation of primary source statements made by participants of the March on Washington which occurred on August 28, 1963 as a part of the nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement. This site provides several video clips of individuals remembering the event and their roles in the movement. It also presents an excellent overall description of the event. This is an excellent collection to recommend to civil rights enthusiasts.
Typhoid Mary is the story of an Irish immigrant named Mary Malord who worked for several wealthy families in the New York city area and transmitted the disease to her employers as she was a healthy carrier.
Click here to enter National Geographic’s Salem Witchcraft Hysteria website.
National Geographic has an amazing interactive site that teaches about the Salem Witch Trials in away that is both fun and educationally sound. This active learning based site is good for all ages that have basic or above reading skills. It is a fun site for the whole family or it could be used by a teacher who wishes to immerse their students in the strange and somewhat brutal world of colonial Salem, MA.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is the home to one of the world’s most impressive natural caves. It has incredibly impressive stalactites and stalagmites that liken the pipes of a cathedral’s grand organ in giant scale and towers from an imaginary fairytale. It is the home to innumerous bats and the cave’s natural wonders allow for the mind to run wild as one walks into this natural artistic creation.
It is a moving experience to walk the paths and climb the stairs that some of the most famous individuals in British history used and touched. This beautiful yet austere castle that acted as both residence and prison is one of the most recognized buildings of the western world. This video gives a quick tour of some of this impressive landmark’s most noteworthy aspects. If you are ever in London, the Tower is a must see and do yourself a favor and pay the extra money to gain entrance into the section that holds the crown jewels as they are memorable and beyond imagination.