Monthly Archives: September 2013

Free National History Day Webinar on November 12th

The National Archives, the NHD organization, experienced teachers, and experienced students will discuss strategies for success and how to use National Archives resources. Continue reading

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Vote for our first “Records of Rights” display document!

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. Continue reading

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Archives Education Institute at the National Archives at New York City

As part of our American Archives Month activities, the National Archives at New York City is hosting the 4th Annual Archives Education Institute on October 12th, 2013.  This daylong program brings together 35 K-12 educators, archivists, librarians, and museum professional … Continue reading

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What Effect Did the WWII Fair Employment Practices Commission Have on the Civil Rights Movement?

Today’s post comes from Joel Walker, education specialist at the National Archives at Atlanta. On December 31, 1942, the Counter Intelligence Section of the Seventh Naval District based in Jacksonville, Florida, distributed its monthly summary of subversive activities.  On page … Continue reading

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Access the Writings of the Founding Fathers on Founders Online

Founders Online, a brand new online tool, is a searchable archive of the correspondence and other writings of six of the Founding Fathers. Continue reading

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Considering Context in Primary Sources: The Art of John Trumbull

What is a Primary Source?  In the very simplest terms, a “primary source” is described as any record that was created at the time of an event by someone who was there.  In short, an eyewitness account of some kind.  … Continue reading

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Resources for Teaching about the Constitution

September 17th is Constitution Day! Here are resources from the National Archives and some of our partner organizations for teaching about the Constitution. Continue reading

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Teaching with the Records of Congress

An introductory video of educational resources available from the Center for Legislative Archives, featuring perspectives from teachers who use these records of Congress in their classrooms Continue reading

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Teachers Grapple with Timely Topic: The Camp David Accords 35 Years Later

Social studies teachers participated in the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum’s 2013 Summer Seminar for educators, The Camp David Accords 35 Years Later: Looking Back to Discover Future Prospects for Mideast Peace, this past July. Continue reading

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