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  • Ben Franklin: In His Own Words
    Source: Library of Congress (LOC) 

    “Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words, indicates the depth and breadth of Benjamin Franklin’s public, professional, and scientific accomplishments through important documents, letters, books, broadsides, and cartoons. Marking the tercentenary of Franklin’s birth, this exhibition, concentrates on his achievements as a printer and writer, an inventor and scientist, and, particularly, as a politician and statesman.” (LOC)

  • Congressional Timeline
    Organization: Dirksen Congressional Center 

    “For each Congress beginning with the 73rd (1933-35), this timeline features session dates, partisan composition, the presidential administration, a list of congressional leaders, and notable legislation passed.” (CONGRESSIONAL TIMELINE) Browse through this in-depth timeline which features videos, photos, audio and documents of U.S. Congress past and present.

  • Google Sky
    Organization: Google 

    “Traveling to the stars has never been easier. To help you explore the far reaches of our universe, we have teamed up with astronomers at some of the largest observatories in the world to bring you a new view of the sky. Using Google Maps this tool provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations on the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope.” (GOOGLE) Explore the known universe with Google Sky, which provides interactive use of the footage collected by NASA and their telescopes. iPhone and Android owners, be sure to download the Google Sky Map app from the App Store and Android Marketplace to take this amazing data with you into the field.


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