In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in November 2021, we have several new teaching resources, and will present a live program for young learners.
Primary sources from the National Archives illustrate the experiences of Texas Mexican American Soldiers in WWI
Join us at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City on Wednesday, August 2nd, for a free educator workshop to learn about our new World War I app: Remembering WWI. Register on Eventbrite. Remembering WWI is an iPad and Android app for exploring, collaborating, and engaging with our extensive collection of WWI photographs and moving images, along with … Continue reading “Remembering WWI” App Workshop in Kansas City
Students who participated in NHD's "Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom" Institute recount their research experience at the National Archives at College Park, MD.
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 for Black soldiers and equal protection if they were captured by the Confederacy and became … Continue reading Black Soldiers in the Civil War: A New DocsTeach Activity
Get your students involved in choosing which rights-related document will display in our new exhibition, “Records of Rights,” opening November 8 in Washington, DC.
Today we spotlight one of the most requested documents on DocsTeach, our online tool for teaching with documents. It's a Civil War recruitment poster titled "To Colored Men!" After President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, the U.S. Army began recruiting black men in earnest to fight for the Union Army. … Continue reading Recruitment Poster for the Union Army