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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 … Continue reading

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Summer Programs in DC: Cursive, Immigration, July 4th, Genealogy, Magna Carta and a Sleepover!

If you’ll be near Washington, DC, join us for our upcoming programs and professional development opportunities. Magna Carta Family Day Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Celebrate 800 years of Magna Carta!  Meet Eileen Cameron and Doris Ettlinger, the author and illustrator of … 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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