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Medieval M.D.

You are a doctor in the Middle Ages with three patients to cure. Read about their symptoms and decide what medieval treatment to prescribe.

Numbers in Nature

Many Renaissance artists and architects used the concept of the golden mean which was thought to be visually pleasing. An Italian mathematician developed a series of numbers related to the golden mean; see if you can detect the pattern.

The Path of a Case

You just graduated from law school and want your first case to go all the way to the Supreme Court. Read some case summaries and pick a case you think will make it to the Supreme Court.

Research Methods

Imagine you are a research psychologist. Learn about proposing a hypothesis, using the scientific method, collecting and analyzing data and respecting the basic rights of humans and animals.

Stamp Act Cartoons

In this cartoon, how does the artist use symbolism and humor to deride Parliament?

Story Weaver

Reflect on a medieval tapestry and write a story about what you think is going on. Read stories that other site visitors have written about the tapestry.

This Just In

Different forms of media can present different views of the same story. See how your point of view might change as you read an article, watch a news clip and read an online article about the same event.

Timeline: Global Politics Recap

Reveal key foreign policy decisions through U.S. history. Select “You Decide” to test your knowledge.

Timeline: History of Psychology

Learn about the historical foundations of contemporary psychology. Use the timeline to explore key events, publications, and perspectives that have shaped psychology from the late 19th century to the present.

What is Your Affiliation?

Political parties have platforms that describe their principles and issue stances in areas such as taxes, education and immigration. Answer the questions to see which party (Democratic, Republican, Green and Libertarian) is your best fit.

Which famous cathedral collapsed?

After looking at four photos of cathedrals, try to choose which one fell and see if you can determine, from the pictures, why it might have collapsed.

Why did Copan Collapse?

What happened to bring about the collapse of Copán, once a thriving center of Maya civilization? Study evidence of its monuments, soil and plants, homes, farms and archaeological remains and use your Copan journal to record important clues.

World History Traveler

Learn about patterns and processes that make up world history. Follow thematic pathways to explore a particular topic, or use bridges to make connections across time and space.

You Decide: Japanese American Internment

Read over discussions on the Japanese American interment and decide if it was appropriate. Your opinion will be added to the tally of others who have visited the site.

You Decide: Jefferson or Hamilton?

Read statements by Jefferson and Hamilton on the role of government, the virtue of people, slavery, and the role of cities and decide who had the more enduring vision of America. Your opinion will be added to the tally of others who have visited the site.

You Decide: The Atom Bomb

In the final days of World War II, the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Was President Truman correct in his decision? Compare your response to others.

You Decide: The Roaring Twenties?

Read about prohibition, prosperity, the role of the automobile and popular culture to decide if the 1920s were a roar or a big yawn. How would you describe the 1920s?

You Decide: The Women's Movement

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed discrimination according to sex. Did the feminist movement improve American women's lives?

You Decide: Washington or Du Bois?

During the early Progressive Era, two leaders dominated the debate over the best course for racial advancement in America. Who had the better vision for improving the conditions of African Americans in the early 1900s, Booker T. Washington or W.E.B. Du Bois?

You Decide: Wilderness Preservation

The Hetch Hetchy controversy caused Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson to examine their beliefs, and then act upon them in ways that would forever change the American landscape. Should they have been more active in preserving wilderness from development?

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