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Archive for September, 2013

Free National History Day Webinar on November 12th

The National Archives, the NHD organization, experienced teachers, and experienced students will discuss strategies for success and how to use National Archives resources.

Vote for our first “Records of Rights” display document!

Get your students involved in choosing which rights-related document will display in our new exhibition, “Records of Rights,” opening November 8 in Washington, DC.

Archives Education Institute at the National Archives at New York City

As part of our American Archives Month activities, the National Archives at New York City is hosting the 4th Annual Archives Education Institute on October 12th, 2013.  This daylong program brings together 35 K-12 educators, archivists, librarians, and museum professional to discuss strategies for incorporating primary source documents into the classroom. Now in its fourth […]

What Effect Did the WWII Fair Employment Practices Commission Have on the Civil Rights Movement?

Today’s post comes from Joel Walker, education specialist at the National Archives at Atlanta. On December 31, 1942, the Counter Intelligence Section of the Seventh Naval District based in Jacksonville, Florida, distributed its monthly summary of subversive activities.  On page two of the summary, under the heading “Activities Concerning Negroes,” was printed a small paragraph […]

Access the Writings of the Founding Fathers on Founders Online

Founders Online, a brand new online tool, is a searchable archive of the correspondence and other writings of six of the Founding Fathers.

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