Archive for 'Document Spotlights'
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.
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, […]
Posted by Christine Blackerby on January 14, 2014, under Document Spotlights, Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
A new primary source activity introduces students to the Crafts, who escaped slavery and were pursued under the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850.
Abolitionist Elisha Tyson wrote to Congress with details on several kidnapping cases of free African Americans in the North who were sold into slavery under the guise of the 1793 Fugitive Slave Act. Tyson argued that federal legislation was necessary to address the problem.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on November 12, 2013, under Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Students can see part of Solomon Northup’s story, told in his 1853 autobiography and the new movie, Twelve Years a Slave, in documents found in the National Archives.
Posted by Stephanie on November 5, 2013, under Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
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