In this guest post, teacher Maria Adamson shares techniques for drawing students into the messiness of history, and giving them practice asking critically minded questions of the sources they encounter. Using this approach, she developed two new teaching activities focusing on identification papers of several Chinese people who were "on exhibit" in an ethnographic display in Philadelphia in 1899.
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As the Pearl Harbor anniversary approaches, we're sharing historical documents, posters, photographs, and more related to the attack and its impact on U.S. History. On DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives, you can find primary sources like maps and speeches – even images taken by the Japanese military during … Continue reading Pearl Harbor Primary Sources & Teaching Activities