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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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NHD’s Normandy Institute at the National Archives

Students who participated in NHD’s “Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom” Institute recount their research experience at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Continue reading

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New DocsTeach Activity: The Night Before D-Day

We commemorate the 70th anniversary with an activity focusing on two documents related to the Allied invasion of June 6, 1944. Continue reading

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The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady, a New Teaching Activity

Students can reflect on the lives of soldiers during the Civil War by analyzing photographs taken by renowned photographer Mathew Brady in this new learning activity on DocsTeach.org. The holdings of the National Archives include over 6,000 photographs taken by Brady … Continue reading

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New Teaching Activity: The Zimmermann Telegram

Students will analyze the Zimmermann telegram to evaluate whether the United States should have entered World War I. Continue reading

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Black Soldiers in the Civil War: A New DocsTeach Activity

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 … Continue reading

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“Boston Five” Letter

Today we highlight a document brand new to DocsTeach. We added this 1968 letter from an attorney condemning the conviction of the “Boston Five” just this morning! Teachers at the National Archives at Boston who are participating in Primarily Teaching 2013 this … Continue reading

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Propaganda Posters and the Common Core

I don’t know if it says something about me, but I have always been fascinated with propaganda posters.  When I was in the classroom, I probably spent more time than I had to focusing on the various symbols, messages, and … Continue reading

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