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Electronic New Jersey

Beginning in February 2011, the former Electronic New Jersey website is now the centerpiece of the New Jersey Digital Highway’s Educators Portal. Containing 23 curriculum units about New Jersey history and its relationship to major themes in U. S. And global history, Electronic New Jersey provides students and teachs with access to content, instructional activities […]

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It Happened Here: New Jersey

New Jersey proudly celebrated its 350th anniversary throughout 2014. To ensure the commemoration’s legacy lived on for years to come, the New Jersey Historical Commission, along with its partners in education and media, joined forces to create “It Happened Here: New Jersey”* – an invaluable educational resource and accompanying video series. From the innovations of […]

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A Topical Guide to Materials for Teaching New Jersey History

The following guide begins with an brief essay by David Steven Cohen on Why Teach New Jersey History. The guide itself is divided into two parts. Part I is organized by topics and includes materials suitable for use in kindergarten through fourth grade. Part II is organized chronologically and by topic. Each topic is subdivided […]

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New Jersey History Partnership Project

The following interactive, multimedia website was produced by the New Jersey History Partnership Project, a collaboration of the Montville Township School District, Kean University, and the New Jersey Historical Commission. Funded by a Teaching American History grant from the U.S. Department of Education, it is intended for middle and high school students. The website contains […]

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New Jersey Legacy

The goals of New Jersey Legacy are to reach a broad audience with high-quality television programs about New Jersey history. To place New Jersey history in the context of American and world history; to show how a knowledge of the past helps us understand the present; To incorporate women’s history, African–American history, ethnic history, and […]

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The Founding of New Jersey

Royalty in exile, nobility in drag, provincial power grabs, lions, wolves and crows, one unlucky bastard and a beheading… No, I’m not talking about the HBO series Game of Thrones. I’m talking about the founding of New Jersey! As we celebrate this 350th anniversary year, those of us in history fields—and perhaps a few folks […]

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Studying the Lindbergh Case

Over eighty years since the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby and subsequent trial, execution, and conviction of Richard Hauptmann for the crime, interest in the Lindbergh Case is greater than ever. On October 9, 1981, Governor Brendan Byrne, issued an executive order in which he declared that all of the files pertaining to the Lindbergh […]

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