Tag Archives: guest_blogger

Personal Experiences of World War I

Newly digitized narratives written by WWI servicemen after their return from the front document the experience of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Continue reading

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The “Write” Stuff at the National Archives on June 2nd

Join us for the 2018 “Write” Stuff festival with award-winning authors Gennifer Choldenko, Christopher Paul Curtis, Brian Floca, and Jim Murphy. Continue reading

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Focus on Reconstruction: New Teaching Activities

Access new DocsTeach teaching activities created by U.S. history teacher Andrew Zetts. Continue reading

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Titanic Traveling Trunks Available

Titanic traveling trunks aim to teach students how to examine artifacts and compare the past to the present. Continue reading

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NHD 2018 Theme Webinar

Update: The recorded theme webinar is now posted on National History Day’s YouTube channel! Kick off this year’s NHD theme on September 12th! Today’s post comes from Lynne O’Hara, Director of Programs for National History Day. Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 … Continue reading

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Using the Remembering WWI App in the Classroom

We built the Remembering WWI app with teachers in mind. Here are some ideas for classroom use. Continue reading

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Truman Presidential Inquiries

Lessons available in the “Truman Presidential Inquiries” project pose a question connected to Truman’s time as president, then direct the learner to carefully consider what the evidence reveals. Continue reading

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Prohibition and Its Consequences: A New DocsTeach Activity

Students will explore the consequences of the 18th Amendment, that prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” Continue reading

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Bringing Archives Sleepover Activities to the Classroom

This summer we welcomed children ages 8-12 and their accompanying adult to our History, Heroes, and Treasures sleepover at the National Archives in Washington, DC.  Our guests not only slept in the museum with our nation’s founding documents, but also took part in … Continue reading

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Constitutional Scavenger Hunt with Political Cartoons Lesson Engages Students

This new lesson guides students to an understanding of how the provisions of the U.S. Constitution are visually represented in popular media. Continue reading

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