Engage students in classroom discussions about due process and the Fifth Amendment using primary sources about Japanese-American "relocation" during WWII.
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.”
Today we shine a spotlight on WWI and WWII victory gardens through home front propaganda.
Stunned by the tragic events of Pearl Harbor, the American people looked to President Franklin D. Roosevelt to put their emotions into words…and he didn’t let them down.
The 12th annual Teachers Conference will take place July 13–17.
Students who participated in NHD's "Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom" Institute recount their research experience at the National Archives at College Park, MD.
We commemorate the 70th anniversary with an activity focusing on two documents related to the Allied invasion of June 6, 1944.
Today’s post comes from Joel Walker, education specialist at the National Archives at Atlanta. On December 31, 1942, the Counter Intelligence Section of the Seventh Naval District based in Jacksonville, Florida, distributed its monthly summary of subversive activities. On page two of the summary, under the heading "Activities Concerning Negroes," was printed a small paragraph … Continue reading What Effect Did the WWII Fair Employment Practices Commission Have on the Civil Rights Movement?
I don’t know if it says something about me, but I have always been fascinated with propaganda posters. When I was in the classroom, I probably spent more time than I had to focusing on the various symbols, messages, and styles the US government used during World War I and World War II to gain … Continue reading Propaganda Posters and the Common Core
Have you ever used current events to pique students' interest? Leveraged your students' hobbies to guide which primary sources you offer up for analysis? Do you have baseball fans in your classroom? We've got a brand new resource full of primary source documents, photographs, video, audio, and more. It's a free eBook we published just in … Continue reading Play Ball! (Primary Sources Edition)