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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...
Companion web site to the EMMY Award winning documentary on the life of Sam Houston. Contains an interactive timeline, free downloadable podcasts, Google Maps, lesson plans, games, word finds, a musical on Houston's life for secondary performance, and educational video.
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.
Teaching with Documents: Maps of Indian Territory, the Dawes Act, and Will Rogers Enrollment Case File
Lesson Plan - Analysis of the Dawes Act and subsequent change in the federal policy focused specifically on breaking up reservations by granting land allotments to individual Native Americans.
Lesson Plan - a history of barbed wire and the successful patent by Joseph Glidden.