In celebration, the National Archives has teamed up with other federal agencies and cultural institutions to provide digital content, including resources for teachers. Along with the Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, we pay tribute to the generations of […]
Posted by Stephanie on January 30, 2014, under Online Tools, Partner Organizations.
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.
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.
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.
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