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New DocsTeach Activity: Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii

Students analyze a petition signed by over 50% of the native Hawaiian population against becoming a part of the United States

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 […]

Propaganda Posters and the Common Core

I don’t know if it says something about me, but I have always been fascinated with propaganda posters.  When I was in the classroom, I probably spent more time than I had to focusing on the various symbols, messages, and styles the US government used during World War I and World War II to gain […]

Mr. Hirni, Narrative Writing, and the Common Core

Today’s post comes from Mickey Ebert, education specialist at the National Archives at Kansas City. Yesterday I called my favorite teacher. I hadn’t talked to him in over 45 years. He had changed my life but I had never told him. After 32 years of teaching and telling the story about my favorite teacher countless times, I […]

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