Native Warriors on Both Sides of the Battle of Little Bighorn

As part of our document spotlight series, today we bring you primary sources related to the Battle of Little Bighorn. One hundred and forty-one years ago, from the evening of June 25, 1876, to dusk on the 26th, General Armstrong Custer and his troops engaged in battle with the Sioux and Cheyenne at the Battle of Little … Continue reading Native Warriors on Both Sides of the Battle of Little Bighorn

Equal Pay for Women

The struggle for women's rights and equality have been the basis for much legislation through the years. Some have passed the House and Senate, while others have failed. Issues of improving working conditions, entry into occupations formerly held by men, and equal pay for equal work have been addressed by this effort, among many others. Although … Continue reading Equal Pay for Women

Suspending the Right of Due Process: Japanese-American Relocation during World War II

Engage students in classroom discussions about due process and the Fifth Amendment using primary sources about Japanese-American "relocation" during WWII.

Gen. Storms, N.Y. State Militia

Examining the Second Amendment Using Plain Writing and Historical Context

The Second Amendment might be used to teach plain writing, historical context, and fundamental primary source research.

Oppressed Women Ask the Government to “Make Amends”

A petition created by Alaska Native women during World War II can help students understand the right of the people to “petition for redress of grievances.”

St. Patrick’s Day Primary Sources

Just for fun — we've got a lineup of St. Patrick's Day-themed primary sources to bring a little shamrock spirit into your classroom this March 17th. The Original Federal Order On 3/16/1780 George Washington’s General Order granted Saint Patrick’s Day as a holiday to the troops. Cartoons 3/17/1918 – On Saint Patrick's Day, cartoonist Clifford Berryman showed a determined Uncle Sam … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Primary Sources

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Come and bring your colleagues to our second annual open house, an evening filled with resources and ideas for you and your students.