Students who participated in NHD’s “Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom” Institute recount their research experience at the National Archives at College Park, MD.
Posted by Stephanie on August 19, 2014, under National History Day, Partner Organizations, Research.
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.
Get your students involved in choosing which rights-related document will display in our new exhibition, “Records of Rights,” opening November 8 in Washington, DC.
Posted by Stephanie on September 30, 2013, under Uncategorized.
Today we spotlight one of the most requested documents on DocsTeach, our online tool for teaching with documents. It’s a Civil War recruitment poster titled “To Colored Men!” After President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, the U.S. Army began recruiting black men in earnest to fight for the Union Army. […]
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