In this activity, students can analyze a Government poster used to recruit recently freed slaves to fight for the Union Army during the Civil War. The poster refers to the Emancipation Proclamation and President Lincoln’s General Order 233, to provide equal pay for Black soldiers and equal protection if they were captured by the Confederacy and became […]
Posted by Stephanie on December 10, 2013, under Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Our new Historic Video Footage web page lists over 500 videos related to this year’s NHD theme that students can use in their projects. We have included a sampling on our YouTube channel.
Posted by Stephanie on December 2, 2013, under National History Day.
Our new “Apollo-Soyuz: Space Age Detente” activity invites students to explore how President Ford used the first joint country space flight as a diplomatic opportunity.
Posted by Stephanie on November 21, 2013, under Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Find resources about John F. Kennedy, his administration, and his assassination from the National Archives.
Posted by Annie on November 18, 2013, under Online Tools, Programs.
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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