Archive for 'Document Spotlights'
The National Archives records can illustrate the many ways people have “made their mark” on history.
Posted by Christopher Zarr on April 28, 2014, under Document Spotlights, Exhibits, Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Students analyze a petition signed by over 50% of the native Hawaiian population against becoming a part of the United States
Posted by Christopher Zarr on March 25, 2014, under Common Core, Document Spotlights, Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
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.
Posted by Christopher Zarr on February 4, 2014, under Document Spotlights, Programs, Research, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
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.
Posted by Stephanie on January 7, 2014, under Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
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