Tag Archives: primary_sources

Art as Propaganda in World War I

Two new WWI teaching activities introduce students to artists employed to show the war to Americans back home. Continue reading

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Video Clips from Henry Ford’s Motion Picture Department

Ford films show the assembly line, the industrial process, and a wide range of topics outside of industry as well. Continue reading

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Using Primary Sources to Show Friendship Between Nations

Core ideas behind museum-based activities can be adapted for learning about diplomacy in the classroom too. Continue reading

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25th Anniversary New York City History Day!

Last month, over 400 students from across New York City participated in the 25th anniversary of New York City History Day.  This annual contest is hosted and organized by the Museum of the City of New York. After months of … Continue reading

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New DocsTeach Activity: Congress in Article I of the U.S. Constitution

Students match primary sources to clauses from Article I of the U.S. Constitution that detail six powers of Congress in our newest online activity. Continue reading

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A Transcription Challenge

A tool in our new online catalog allows you to transcribe any of the millions of digitized primary sources in our holdings. This week in particular, we’ve set a goal to collectively transcribe 1,000 pages.   Transcription is just one part of our Citizen Archivist Dashboard — where … Continue reading

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Truman Library Teachers Conference in July

The 12th annual Teachers Conference will take place July 13–17. Continue reading

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Open Registration for Summer Professional Development

We are now accepting applications for Primarily Teaching—our summer institute for educators on using historical documents in the classroom. Learn more and apply online. Summer 2015 workshops will be held at our locations in: Atlanta (Morrow, GA) June 22–26 Chicago, June 22–26 Seattle, July 6–10 … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Field Test New Civil War Learning Lab

We’re looking for educators to field test a new learning lab that focuses on aspects of the Civil War at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Continue reading

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The Roosevelts and Race: A Distance Learning Program

Registration is now open for two programs on February 18th: “The Roosevelts and Race in the 1930s and 40s” at 10:00–10:50 a.m. and 2:00–2:50 p.m. CST. Despite overwhelming support from the African American electorate, FDR’s fear of losing the support of … Continue reading

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