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This is a blog that explores the history of the Great War (WWI) and the lives of American Soldiers through out. It is featured by the US. National Archives in Washington DC. When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson undertook a massive propaganda campaign to expand support for the war. He declared that, America would help make the world “safe for democracy.” Democracy...
The story of the Santa Rita No. 1 is a lesson on dreams coming true because of tenacity and not giving up. The Permian Basin discovery marked the beginning of the West Texas oil boom. Because the well was on univerisity land, both UT and A and M have financially benefitted from royalties sine 1923. Cynthia Jordan visits children throughout the state of Texas, telling the Santa Rita story with music and song. For you...
The historical map collection has over 28,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials.
W. D. Smith Commercial Photographywas Fort Worth's leading commercial photographer during the mid- to late-20th century. This digital collection contains over 150 photographic negatives taken by the company during the 1940s-1950s as well as numerous 19th century Texas photographs collected by W.D. Smith
Birds and Watchers by Jessie Maye Smith is a website to read about the birds of North Texas in the Fort Worth Telegram newspaper columns written by bird enthusiast Jessie Maye Smith. Her weekly column, which ran from 1953 to 1974, chronicles the winged wild life of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.
The Tejano Voices Project focuses on one hundred seventy six oral history interviews with Tejano and Tejana leaders from across the state conducted by Dr. Jose; Angel Gutiearrez, associate professor of political science at the University of Texas at Arlington. These interviews were conducted in 1992-2006, and emphasize the personal stories and struggles of the interviewees, many of whom are the first individuals of...
Letter detailing heroic actions of Audie L. Murphy in WWII.
Teaching with Documents: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Lesson Plan - examination of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Lesson Plan - examination of the war in Vietnam through photographs.
Lesson Plan - examination of documents related to Brown v. Board of Education
Lesson Plan - examination of photographs and pamphlet about nuclear fallout.
Lesson Plan - examination of the order by President Harry S. Truman announcing his order to send U.S. air and naval forces to help defend South Korea and explaining the rationale for his decision.
Lesson Plan - examination of the efforts of the Navajo code talkers in World War II.
Teaching with Documents: Documents and Photographs Related to Japanese Relocation During World War II
Lesson Plan - examination of documents and photographs related to Japanese relocation during World War II.
Teaching with Documents: Message Drafted by General Eisenhower in Case the D-Day Invasion Failed and Photographs Taken on D-Day
Lesson Plan - examination of message drafted by General Eisenhower in case the D-Day Invasion failed and photographs taken on D-Day.
Lesson Plan - examination of General Dwight Eisenhowers D-Day Message.
Lesson Plan - examination of more subtle forms of warfare, including posters, music and films, as the United Stated entered World War II.
Teaching with Documents: A Date Which Will Live in Infamy, The First Typed Draft of Franklin D. Roosevelts War Address
Lesson Plan - examination of President Franklin Roosevelts speech to the nation following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Lesson Plan - an examination of the 1st inaugural address from Franklin Roosevelt and the subsequent programs to wage war on the Great Depression.
Teaching with Documents: Sow the Seeds of Victory! Posters from the Food Administration During World War I
Lesson Plan - examine the programs implemented by the federal government during World War I regarding the supply, distribution, and conservation of food.
Lesson Plan - examination of segregation and African Americans serving during World War I.
Lesson Plan - analysis of the document and events that led to the entry of the United States into World War I.
Lesson Plan - a review of tactics used to achieve woman suffrage and add the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Lesson Plan - understanding the Progressive Era and Reform Movement through political cartoons.
Lesson Plan - a photojournalism investigation into child labor practices in the early 1900s.