Archive for February, 2014
A recap of the first Rotunda sleepover and activities that can be used in your classroom.
Posted by Natalie on February 25, 2014, under Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
New DocsTeach Activity: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
In this new activity on DocsTeach.org—our online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives—students will read, analyze, and summarize Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We suggest teaching with this activity during a unit on civil rights in grades 9–12. Approximate time needed […]
Harriet Tubman was also a nurse, cook, and spy. This lesson can help your students understand how her service was acknowledged by Congress.
We are now accepting applications for Primarily Teaching—our summer institute for educators on using historical documents in the classroom. Learn more and apply online. Summer 2014 workshops will be conducted at: The National Archives at Chicago, June 23–27 The National Archives in Washington, DC, July 7–11 The National Archives at Atlanta, Morrow, GA, July 21–25 The National Archives […]
Posted by Stephanie on February 6, 2014, under National History Day, Professional Development.
Films based on major historical events are often based on records from the National Archives. This is especially true with the upcoming film “The Monuments Men” which opens this Friday, February 7th.
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