Tag Archives: WWI

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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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We are now accepting applications for Primarily Teaching—our summer institute for educators on using historical documents in the classroom.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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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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Letter from the Assistant Attorney General Regarding Lynching

Today we share a document just recently digitized by a teacher in our Primarily Teaching 2013 Summer Workshop in Washington, DC. Jen Johnson, a teacher at Lincoln Park High School in Chicago for the last 10 years, found it in the holdings … 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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Play Ball! (Primary Sources Edition)

Have you ever used current events to pique students’ interest? Leveraged your students’ hobbies to guide which primary sources you offer up for analysis? Do you have baseball fans in your classroom? We’ve got a brand new resource full of primary … Continue reading

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Mr. Hirni, Narrative Writing, and the Common Core

Today’s post comes from Mickey Ebert, education specialist at the National Archives at Kansas City. Yesterday I called my favorite teacher. I hadn’t talked to him in over 45 years. He had changed my life but I had never told him. After … Continue reading

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