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All of the links in this section are open education resources that SNN has visited and reviewed. Most of the links are from federal government agencies and nonprofit organizations that manage libraries, museums, and galleries throughout the country. There are also international organizations included in the database, a database that will continue to expand as SNN reviews additional educational resources.

You can search alphabetically, by name or by category - social studies, science or fine arts. Some resources will be in multiple categories. Explore!
 
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U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force

U.S. Army
U.S. Army

U.S. Army Center of Military History
U.S. Army Center of Military History

U.S. Botanic Garden
U.S. Botanic Garden

U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Congress
Congress.gov is the main legislative information system website for the U.S. Congress.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA

U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

U.S. Dept. of the Treasury
U.S. Dept. of the Treasury

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), includes national wildlife refuges

U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Geological Survey, USGS
U.S. Geological Survey, USGS

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Mint
U.S. Mint - coins

U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy

U.S. Senate
U.S. Senate

U.S. Space & Rocket Center
U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, a mission of NASA, with partners, to educate students about space careers and space programs

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court

Udvar-Hazy Center: National Air and Space Museum
satellite of the National Air and Space Museum, a Smithsonian museum on the National Mall

Ulster Museum - National Museums of Northern Ireland
National Museums of Northern Ireland

Ulysses S. Grant home
Ulysses S. Grant (18th president) home in Galena, Illinois

UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

UNICEF
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

United Nations
United Nations - headquarters located in New York City

United Nations Charter
United Nations Charter (1945) - Primary Source Document (National Archives)

United Service Organizations (USO)
USO - began in 1941 to meet the recreational needs of military personnel during World War II and in 2016, is celebrating 75 years

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Unity College
Unity College in Maine; has a major in park management, one of a few schools that offer the degree

Unsung Heroes: the story of America\\\'s female patriots
Unsung Heroes film (2014), produced by Ron Howard to highlight women in the military

USS Constitution
USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy (1797); home port is Boston with a museum next to the dock

USS Constitution Museum
USS Constitution Museum in Boston (Charlestown)

USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum
dedicated to the legacy of the USS Hornet (Doolittle Raid in 1942); located in Alameda, California

USS Iowa
Battleship Iowa Museum in San Pedro, California opened in 2012; The USS Iowa took FDR to the Tehran conference in 1943 where D-Day was planned by three Allied leaders (Churchill, FDR, and Stalin)

USS Monitor
The USS Monitor Center in Newport News, Virginia

Utah
official website of the state of Utah; Salt Lake City (capital)

   
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  • Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary
    Aug. 26, 2019 - The success of the D-Day invasion (June 6, 1944) led to the liberation of Paris that summer . In late august 1944 after more than four years of German occupation, the Allies liberated France. It was again a sovereign country. Belgium was liberated days later. It was the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe.
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  • Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech
    June 5, 2019 - Seventy-five years ago today, 20 Pathfinder pilots were preparing for their daring D-Day mission. It was due to launch late that evening. Their mission was to drop paratroopers behind enemy lines in France. They would then mark seven drop zones for thousands of paratroopers who would drop from the sky minutes later. It was a high-risk, high-tech mission. Paratroopers would be placing Eureka electronic transponders on the ground. Signals from Eureka beacons were received by Rebecca antenna mounted on the nose of the C-47 "Gooney Bird" planes.
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  • Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary
    Aug. 26, 2019 - The D-Day invasion (June 6, 1944) was a success. It led to the liberation of Paris that summer. In late august 1944 after more than four years of German occupation, the Allies liberated France. It was again a sovereign country. Belgium was liberated days later. It was the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe.
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  • Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech Pathfinder mission was high-risk, high-tech
    June 5, 2019 - Seventy-five years ago today, 20 Pathfinder pilots were preparing for their daring D-Day mission. It was due to launch late that evening. Their mission was to drop paratroopers behind enemy lines. Enemy lines were in Nazi-occupied France. Paratroopers would then mark seven drop zones. The markers were for thousands of paratroopers who would drop from the sky minutes later. It was a high-risk, high-tech mission.
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