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911 Materials for Teachers links to websites that provide lessons and primary documents for teaching about September 11, 2001. Learn how ordinary people acted in extraordinary ways that day. Explore connections...  (Multiple Agencies)
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves"...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Abraham Lincoln Papers presents Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his second inaugural address, an 1864 memo expressing his expectation of being defeated for re-election, and more than 70,000...  (Library of Congress)
American Journeys provides eyewitness accounts of North American exploration, from the Vikings in Canada (1000) to the diaries of mountain men (1800). Read the words of ship captains, fur traders...  (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Texas Beyond History is a virtual museum of online exhibits, lessons, and interactive learning that covers 13,500 years of human history in Texas, from Clovis hunters to 20th century cotton farmers...  (Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas, Austin, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Moldenhauer Archives presents 130 music manuscripts, letters, and materials representative of a 3,500-item collection documenting the history of Western music from the medieval period through the modern...  (Library of Congress)
With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board at Fifty presents more than 80 photos, letters, newspapers, manuscripts, maps, music, and films related to the Supreme Court's 1954 decision that "separate educational facilities are inherently...  (Library of Congress)
The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 presents 8,000 photos, paintings, letters, diary excerpts, pamphlets, and speeches that portray the experiences of Chinese immigrants in California during that time period...  (Library of Congress)
A Civil War Soldier in the Wildcat Regiment documents the Civil War experience of this captain in the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. More than 350 images of correspondence, photos, and other materials are provided...  (Library of Congress)
Raid on Deerfield: the Many Stories of 1704 tells the story that began when 300 French and Native allies invaded the English settlement of Deerfield, MA. They captured 112 Deerfield men, women, and children, whom they marched...  (Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA), supported by Multiple Agencies)
CivilWar@ Smithsonian examines the Civil War through collections of artifacts. Topics include slavery and abolition, Abraham Lincoln, the first Union officer killed, soldiering, weapons, leaders...  (Smithsonian Institution)
From Slavery to Freedom, 1824-1909 presents nearly 400 pamphlets written by African-Americans and others about slavery, emancipation, African colonization, Reconstruction, and related topics. Materials range from...  (Library of Congress)
Selections from the Naxi Manuscript Collection features 185 manuscripts and a 39 1/2-foot funerary scroll of the Naxi people of Yunnan Province, China. This is the largest collection of Naxi writings outside of China and is...  (Library of Congress)
Picturing Modern America helps students learn about modern America (1880-1920) by analyzing primary sources. Topics include immigration, the city, women and suffrage, industrialization, the West, children's...  (Education Development Center, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
A Date Which Will Live in Infamy shows the typewritten draft of the December 8, 1941, speech in which Franklin Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. The draft shows Roosevelt's hand-written edits...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers documents the Wright brothers' lives and their work that led to the world's first powered, controlled, and sustained flight. Nearly 50,000 digital images are provided—diaries...  (Library of Congress)
Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry provides a selection of more than 500 letters, lectures, photos, articles, and sound recordings related to the birth of the recording industry. Hear auctioneers, animal calls, musical...  (Library of Congress)
Voices for Votes: Suffrage Strategies involves students in examining primary source documents related to the women's suffrage movement. Students identify methods used to change attitudes about suffrage for women and then...  (Library of Congress)
Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America looks at historical maps, relations with Indians, and expedition artifacts -- the blunderbuss, Jefferson's secret message to Congress, his instructions for Meriwether Lewis, and...  (Library of Congress)
Vistas: Visual Culture in Spanish America, 1520-1820 examines colonial-era Spanish America -- a region that covered much of the Americas, extending from California to Chile from the 16th century to the early 19th century. Primary...  (Smith College, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
World History Matters offers guides and strategies for analyzing images, maps, newspapers, and other primary sources. Case studies (written by teachers) discuss the teaching of 16 primary sources, from...  (Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Madison's Treasures presents the most significant documents from our fourth President, James Madison. Most relate to two events in which Madison played a key role: the drafting and ratification of the...  (Library of Congress)
Working in Paterson: Occupational Heritage in an Urban Setting presents 3882 photos and 470 interview excerpts from a 1994 study of occupational culture in the cradle of the Industrial Revolution in the U.S. Founded in 1791, Paterson, New Jersey...  (Library of Congress)
Cultures and History of the Americas features 50 highlights from rare books, maps, paintings, and artifacts. The exhibit explores pre-Columbian cultures of Central America and the Caribbean, encounters between Europeans...  (Library of Congress)
The Presidency features 40 documents from 23 Presidents -- Washington's first inaugural address, Adams' description of his reception by King George III as America's first minister to Great Britain...  (Library of Congress)
Women's History Resources brings together the Library of Congress's resources on this topic. Learn about women who fought for right to vote, the first woman Supreme Court justice, women who served in war, and...  (Library of Congress)
Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials features music, art, and writing from Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s. Learn about Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, James...  (Library of Congress)
Salem Witchcraft Papers: Transcription and Archival Project introduces the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and presents information on other aspects of the history of Danvers (formerly Salem Village), Massachusetts. The website features...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Meeting of Frontiers: America and Russia is a bilingual, multimedia digital library that tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the...  (Library of Congress)
History Matters is a gateway to web resources and threaded discussions for high school and college teachers of U.S. history survey courses. It presents first-person narratives about the experiences of...  (George Mason University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Web de Anza is an interactive environment for studying Spain's exploration and colonization of "Alta California" (1774-1776). Diaries and letters (available in both English and Spanish), maps and...  (University of Oregon, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Papers of Thomas Edison seeks to organize and publish a select edition of the inventor's papers. Visitors can learn about Edison's life, search the Edison Papers database, and look at the patents he received...  (Rutgers University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Valley of the Shadow Project follows two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through their experiences in the American Civil War. This hypermedia archive contains thousands of sources from before, during...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Walt Whitman Hypertext Archive features Whitman's poetry and prose, including his manuscripts, notebooks, and letters. It contains a searchable database of digitized images of original documents, transcriptions of...  (University of Iowa, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
1492: An Ongoing Voyage examines the rich mix of societies coexisting in the New World before Europeans arrived. It looks at what was life like here before 1492; how Europeans, Africans, and Americans...  (Library of Congress)
Revelations from the Russian Archives displays many formerly secret documents dealing with Soviet Communist rule such as material from archives that had been key working files of the Communist rulers until August 1991: the...  (Library of Congress)
Creating French Culture traces the relationship of politics and culture in France, from Charlemagne to Charles de Gaulle, through 200 manuscripts, illustrations, coins, medals, letters, maps, hymnals, chant...  (Library of Congress)
Bob Hope and American Variety looks at Hope's life as a vaudeville actor, comic monologist, dancer, singer, sketch comedian, and master of ceremonies. The site showcases Bob Hope memorabilia and offers a list of...  (Library of Congress)
Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture features photos, letters, and manuscripts by or dealing with the founder of psychoanalysis. The exhibition examines Freud's life and his key ideas and their effect upon the twentieth...  (Library of Congress)
The Gettysburg Address contains images and transcriptions of the various drafts of the famous document as well as translations into 28 languages...  (Library of Congress)
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic examines the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the shaping of early American life and politics, and in forming the American Republic...  (Library of Congress)
Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship is an exhibition of the famous scrolls, accompanied by discussion of their historical context. It also features historical information on the Qumran community where they originated...  (Library of Congress)
American Treasures of the Library of Congress is an unprecedented permanent exhibition of the rarest, most interesting or significant items relating to America's past, drawn from every corner of the world's largest library. It...  (Library of Congress)
Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture is an exhibition of artifacts and scholarly descriptions of the great libraries of the world. Its collections cover many areas including theology, archaeology, humanism, music...  (Library of Congress)
African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship showcases the African American collections of the Library of Congress. Displaying more than 240 items, including books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays...  (Library of Congress)
American Memory presents the photographs, manuscripts, rare books, maps, recorded sound, and moving pictures that are part of the historical Americana holdings at the Library of Congress. The learning...  (Library of Congress)
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873 includes documents from the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention and ratification debates, and the first two federal congresses. These documents record American history...  (Library of Congress)
The Hannah Arendt Papers offers selections from a writer whose work is one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life. Selections include an essay on Arendt's intellectual history, a...  (Library of Congress)
Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention Broadsides provides 274 documents related to Congress (1774 to 1788) and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations...  (Library of Congress)
The Diaries of George Washington features the colorful diaries of the first U.S. President, written between 1748 and 1799. They chronicle his life from his time as a self-made farmer to his tenure as a...  (Library of Congress)
Words and Deeds in American History presents historical documents spanning from the 15th to the mid-20th century. Included are the papers of presidents, cabinet ministers, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices...  (Library of Congress)
The Thomas Jefferson Papers contains more than 20,000 digitized images of various letters, memoranda, notes, and drafts of documents, books, papers, letters, and manuscripts of the third President, as well as...  (Library of Congress)
American Memory Timeline helps teachers and students navigate the vast online collections of primary source materials at the Library of Congress. The links, arranged by chronological period, lead to sets of...  (Library of Congress)
Early Virginia Religious Petitions presents images of 423 petitions submitted to the Virginia legislature between 1774 and 1802. The petitions concern such topics as the historic debate over the separation of church and...  (Library of Congress)
The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920 is a multimedia anthology illustrating the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and...  (Library of Congress)
Documenting the American South is a full-text database of primary resources on Southern history, literature, and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Currently, this...  (University of North Carolina, supported by Library of Congress)
The Zimmermann Telegram is lesson plan aims to help students understand the causes of World War I and why the U.S. intervened. In January of 1917, British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans organizes primary documents into key periods of U.S. history: the Revolution, expansion and reform, the Civil War and Reconstruction, industrialization, the emergence of modern...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Papers of George Washington features Washington's correspondence, documents and articles, maps and images, and links to other George Washington resources on the web...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution is an introduction to the French Revolution and an archive of important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including more than 300 texts, nearly 250 images, and a number of maps...  (George Mason University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Our Documents features 100 milestone documents in U.S. history. Each week, the website highlights 3 documents. Speeches, treaties, Supreme Court cases, patent designs, and Constitutional...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Our Documents: Tools for Educators is designed to help teachers use in the classroom 100 of the most important documents in our nation's history. The 100 milestone documents appear on a timeline, along with...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
The Time of the Lincolns a companion website to the film Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided, examines the context and conflicts surrounding the Civil War. Topics include the partisan politics of the...  (PBS, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Water In Africa is designed to help students learn important knowledge and skills in geography, language arts, and other disciplines by studying the use of water in 24 African countries. This website...  (Peace Corps)
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the 19th-century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer...  (Library of Congress)
Samuel F. B. Morse Papers at the Library of Congress, 1793-1919 presents 6,500 items that document Morse's invention of the electromagnetic telegraph, his participation in the development of telegraph systems in the U.S. and abroad, his career as a...  (Library of Congress)
Sunday School Books: Shaping the Values of Youth in Nineteenth-Century America presents 170 Sunday school books published in America between 1815 and 1865. They document the culture of religious instruction of youth during the Antebellum era and illustrate...  (Library of Congress)
Truman Presidential Library and Museum helps students and educators work with primary source materials. The project offers documents, photographs, records, cartoons, and other archival material for research projects...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
The Online Exhibit Hall presents information on the current live and online exhibitions at the National Archives. It features famous documents including the Emancipation Proclamation, the Marshall Plan, the...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
The Archival Research Catalog (ARC) is a searchable database of the cornerstone documents of our government. It has more than 126,000 digitized copies of the National Archives' most popular and significant manuscripts...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Samuel Gompers Papers Project is a documentary editing project that collects, annotates, and makes available primary sources of American labor history. It includes microfilm, photocopied material, and annotation...  (University of Maryland Department of History, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Letters, Telegrams, and Photographs Illustrating Factors That Affected the Civil War allows students to analyze a variety of documents to identify events, actions, and individuals who contributed to the Civil War's outcome. This lesson correlates to the National...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Immigration/Migration: Today and During the Great Depression is a 4-week American history unit for high school. Students conduct oral history interviews, analyze photos, evaluate the relevance and accuracy of primary and secondary sources...  (Library of Congress)
The Learning Page helps teachers use the Library of Congress's "American Memory" website to teach U.S. history and culture. It includes suggestions for using photos, objects, life histories and other...  (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress: Exhibits features background information on current exhibitions at the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building, in Washington, D.C., and a list of the Library's online exhibitions...  (Library of Congress)
Voices from the Dust Bowl, 1940-1941 documents the everyday life of residents of Farm Security Administration migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and 1941. This collection, from The Charles L. Todd and...  (Library of Congress)
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907 presents a review of African-American history and culture as seen through the practice of pamphleteering. The site includes sermons on racial pride and essays on segregation, voting...  (Library of Congress)
Arthur Szyk: Artist for Freedom features one of America's leading political illustrators and cartoonists. Throughout his career -- in his native Poland, in Paris where he trained, and in America, the country he...  (Library of Congress)
For European Recovery: The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Marshall Plan commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of American assistance to Europe in recovering from World War II. It features photographs, cartoons, letters, memos, and printed material that...  (Library of Congress)
African-American Mosaic is a guide for studying black history and culture. Topics include colonization and Liberia, abolitionists and slavery, western migration and homesteading, Chicago, and ex-slave...  (Library of Congress)
Smithsonian Education offers more than 1,200 education resources aligned with standards of learning in every state. Simply enter your state into the search engine to find lesson plans, virtual exhibitions...  (Smithsonian Institution)
Race and Place: An African American Community the Jim Crow South recreates the contours of the African American community in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the start of this century. Narratives provide historical analysis as well as archival...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Virtual Jamestown provides an open doorway to explore the history of the Jamestown settlement. The site features historical documents including laws, census data, contracts, state papers, maps...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Southern Nevada: The Boomtown Years provides more than 1500 primary documents, photos, and maps that tell the story of southern Nevada's boom towns (in the late 19th and early 20th centuries). Special sections focus on...  (UNLV, supported by Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Guide to World War I Materials includes photos, essays, primary documents, films, and sound recordings related to World War I. Read news accounts of the war, including in The Stars and Stripes, a newspaper written...  (Library of Congress)
Eyewitness Accounts features more than a dozen moments in history -- Washington's worry that Britain was spreading smallpox among American troops (1775), Jefferson's observations of the French revolution...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Religion offers 40 publications written in the 19th century America related to religion -- prayer books, sermons, hymnals, histories, moral instruction, writings about faith and science...  (Library of Congress)
Travel and Westward Expansion is a collection of 50 books written in the 19th century that offer travelers' impressions of various parts of the U.S. or western territories...  (Library of Congress)
Lewis and Clark offers maps, manuscripts, timelines, and photos related to the famed expedition. It includes resources for learning about Meriwether Lewis, Sacagawea, Congress's role in the Louisiana...  (Library of Congress)
Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions presents photos, prints, eye-witness accounts, headlines, books, magazines, songs, maps, and videotapes related to September 11, 2001. Photos of ground zero taken during and after the...  (Library of Congress)
Papers of John Jay is an image database of thousands of pages scanned from photocopies of original documents. Jay (1745-1829) helped negotiate peace with and independence from Great Britain. He served...  (Columbia University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Lewis Carroll Scrapbook Collection contains 130 newspaper clippings, photos, and materials from a scrapbook kept by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Better known as Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in...  (Library of Congress)
American Women: A Reference Guide is a "first stop" for using Library of Congress resources to do research in the field of American women's history. It presents some digital items; however, it serves primarily as a...  (Library of Congress)
First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820 consists of letters, journals, books, newspapers, maps, and images documenting the land, peoples, and exploration of the trans-Appalachian West. The first European travelers, their...  (Library of Congress)
From the Home Front and the Front Lines consists of original materials and oral histories drawn from the Veterans History Project, which collects and preserves the experiences of America's war veterans and those who...  (Library of Congress)
U.S. Constitution Workshop is a "self-service" online workshop for teachers that uses primary documents to help students see the impact and ongoing relevance of the Constitution. It requires little advance...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Constitution Day Resources features primary documents, lesson plans, and stories for kids. Stories tell about the Articles of Confederation, James Madison's contribution to the Constitution, the adoption of the...  (Library of Congress)
Congress, Law, and Politics presents papers of members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and key federal law cases. Learn about the Revolution and the creation of the U.S. by investigating the papers of our...  (Library of Congress)
Constitution Toolkit includes images of newspaper articles (1787), notes Washington and Jefferson wrote on drafts of the Constitution (1787-88), Jefferson’s chart of state votes (1788), Washington's...  (Library of Congress)
The Homestead Act of 1862 recounts efforts to improve homesteading laws and make land ownership possible for more settlers. The distribution of government lands had been an issue since the Revolutionary War...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s) includes documents and images for learning about the American Revolution, the Constitution, the creation of the U.S. Navy, Eli Whitney's patent for the cotton gin, Thomas Cooper's...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877) provides documents and images for learning about "fugitive from labor" cases and black soldiers in the Civil War. The site includes Civil War photos by Mathew Brady and letters...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900) offers documents and images for learning about Bell's patent for the telephone, Edison's patent for the electric lamp, Glidden's patent application for barbed wire, the Homestead Act...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
The Grandparent/Elder Project is a lesson in which students learn about World War I and the Great Depression by locating and studying primary and secondary sources and by interviewing a grandparent or other elder...  (Library of Congress)
Chicago Anarchists on Trial: Evidence from the Haymarket Affair, 1886-1887 showcases more than 3,800 images of original manuscripts, broadsides, photographs, prints, and artifacts relating to the violent 1886 confrontation between Chicago police and labor...  (Library of Congress)
Creating Hypertext Dialogues Drawn from Narrative History Collections invites students to use documents from "California As I Saw It: First Person Narratives, 1849-1900," to create hyperscripts depicting the motivations, expectations, fears, and...  (Library of Congress)
United We Stand provides primary source documents that students use to examine the working conditions of U.S. laborers at the turn of the century and to develop their own answers to a question: "Was...  (Library of Congress)
Court Documents Related to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Memphis Sanitation Workers provides fliers and other documents related to the demonstration in Memphis on March 28, 1968. On that day, students near the end of the march broke windows of businesses. Looting...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Using Primary Sources in the Classroom offers suggestions for using photos, documents, and other artifacts to help make history come to life for students. Suggestions include the use of inventions, uniforms, fashion...  (Library of Congress)
Parallel Histories: Spain, United States, and the American Frontier explores the history of Spanish expansion into North America, American expansion westward, and the meeting of the two frontiers. The site provides maps, texts, manuscripts, and prints...  (Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress Catalogs maintains a searchable database of about 12 million records -- books, serials, computer files, manuscripts, cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, and visual materials...  (Library of Congress)
Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents presents historical facts surrounding the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. The website includes a chronology of events, background information about the drafts...  (Library of Congress)
In the Beginning Was the Word: The Russian Church and Native Alaskan Cultures resuscitates the vibrant, moving human exchanges that took place between the priests of the Russian Orthodox Church and Native Alaskans during the years 1794 to 1915...  (Library of Congress)
Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation presents documents, plans, photographs, and lithographs of the many features of the U.S. Capitol in its various stages of construction and development. It explores topics such as the...  (Library of Congress)
Presidential Elections and the Electoral College presents materials on elections and the voting process. It links to other election and electoral college resources...  (Library of Congress)
The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 documents the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage. The site features books, pamphlets, government documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, and motion...  (Library of Congress)
An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. Items include a variety of posters...  (Library of Congress)
The Digital Classroom encourages teachers of students at all levels to use archival documents and to teach with primary source materials from the National Archives. The site offers discussions on how...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
The American Heritage Project is a "virtual archive" prototype being developed by four universities so that researchers and the public can retrieve collections of primary source material...  (Multiple universities, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
DoHistory shows how to piece together fragments of the past and research the lives of ordinary people. It also features an interactive case study built from research conducted for A Midwife's...  (Harvard University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Presidential Libraries provides an overview of the Presidential Library system. It also serves as a gateway to the websites of the repositories that preserve and make available the papers, records, and other...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
History Firsthand: Primary Source Research in Elementary School is designed to help elementary students understand primary sources. Students learn how archival collections are organized, how to interpret artifacts and documents, how to use primary...  (Library of Congress)
California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties is a multi-format ethnographic field collection project, undertaken during the New Deal, that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a...  (Library of Congress)
Dresden: Treasures from the Saxon State Library is an exhibit of books, manuscripts, and paintings of Saxony, a region of Germany that played a pivotal role in the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe...  (Library of Congress)
The Work of Charles and Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention brings together the sources of the Eameses' inspiration, the personal documents of their lives, and the finished products of their work. According to the exhibit, "Charles and Ray...  (Library of Congress)
The Great Depression and the 1990s asks students to research a modern government program having roots in the New Deal. Following their research, students participate in a congressional forum where they debate which...  (Library of Congress)
National History Day tells beginning researchers how to navigate the vast primary sources holdings at the National Archives. Five activity worksheets provide step-by-step instructions on how to...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Document Analysis Worksheets are designed for students to use when analyzing photos, maps, cartoons, posters, artifacts, sound recordings, motion pictures, and written documents (memos, news articles, ads...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
History in the Raw discusses the importance of primary documents and uses them to illustrate historical concepts such as the subjective nature of written history, the intimate view of historical people's...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Artifact Road Show outlines a staff development workshop and offers lessons designed to help students put historical events in context and see them as a part of a larger story. Use of primary resources...  (Library of Congress)
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