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Archive for January, 2014

To What Extent was Reconstruction a Revolution?

Reconstruction was a tumultuous period in American history, and the question of whether it produced lasting change in regard to civil rights is still debated by scholars. A DocsTeach Activity using primary sources allows your students to enter the debate and develop critical thinking skills by evaluating historical congressional records as historians. Available on DocsTeach.org, […]

Reading Discovery with First Lady Barbara Bush

Join a distance learning opportunity for students in grades 3–8 via videoconference, live stream, or recording on January 14th from 10–11:15 a.m. CST: Reading Discovery with First Lady Barbara Bush from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Register for the live stream or video conference before noon (CST) tomorrow, January 9, at http://www.connect2texas.net/bushlibrary41. Registration for the recording will remain […]

Oh Freedom! William and Ellen Craft’s Escape from Slavery and Continued Search for Freedom

A new primary source activity introduces students to the Crafts, who escaped slavery and were pursued under the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850.

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