Teaching With Documents Skip Navigation. Teachers Home > Teachers' Resources > Teaching With Documents Lessons by Era More Lesson Plan Resources Primary Source Research & Classroom Resources DocsTeachFind and create interactive learning activities with primary source documents that promote historical thinking skills. Analysis Worksheets Teaching With Documents: Lesson Plans This section contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government, and cross-curricular connections. Teaching with primary documents encourages a varied learning environment for teachers and students alike. PDF files require the free Adobe Reader. Teachers > Connect With Us Primary Sources DocsTeach Visits & Workshops Other Resources
Reel American History - Resources - Historical Films List There are many, many films that can be said to depict eras or aspects of American history, but for the purposes of the Reel American History project, and following the lead of Robert Brent Toplin and Kenneth M. Cameron, we focus on feature films based on "real people and actual events." In doing so, for instance, we necessarily and regrettably subordinate some classic films like, say, The Grapes of Wrath, which captures the spirit of the Great Depression, because we are primarily interested in studying what film-makers do with a very specific historical record. In this respect the advice to students about selecting individual film projects might be helpful in identifying the kinds of films we feel are most appropriate for our archive. Links are provided for film projects that are already part of the archive. For more information on specific films, we suggest consulting the Internet Movie Database.
How All 50 States Got Their Names Alabama Before Europeans landed on American shores, the upper stretches of the Alabama River in present-day Alabama used to be the home lands of a Native American tribe called – drum roll, please – the Alabama (Albaamaha in their own tribal language). The river and the state both take their names from the tribe, that's clear enough, but the meaning of the name was another matter. Despite a wealth of recorded encounters with the tribe – Hernando de Soto was the first to make contact with them, followed by other Spanish, French and British explorers and settlers (who referred to the tribe, variously, as the Albama, Alebamon, Alibama, Alibamou, Alibamon, Alabamu, Allibamou, Alibamo and Alibamu) – there are no explanations of the name's meaning in the accounts of early explorers, so if the Europeans asked, they don't appear to have gotten an answer. An un-bylined article in the July 27, 1842 edition of the Jacksonville Republican put forth the idea that the word meant “here we rest.” Alaska
From the Archive: American Cities Pre-1950 Posted Jul 22, 2010 Share This Gallery inShare19 A photographic journey through American Cities, pre-1950. Chattanooga, Tenn. in time of war. Nashville, Tenn., from the statehouse, 1864. The ruins of Mills House and nearby buildings, Charleston, S.C. Shells of the buildings of Richmond, Va., silhouetted against a dark sky after the destruction by Confederates, 1865. Store-lined street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1869. Panorama of Helena, Mont., in 1870. The weatherbeaten wharves between Piety and Desire Streets, New Orleans, La., August 1881. Bearded Irish clam diggers and a matronly companion on a wharf in Boston, 1882. Oyster fleet in Baltimore Harbor, Md., ca. 1885. Smartly dressed couple seated on an 1886-model bicycle for two. A military parade down the main street of Phoenix, Ariz., ca. 1888. Panorama of Portland, Oreg., in 1890. Man with a derby hat stands atop a mound of oyster shells outside the C. Boston's fisherman's wharf jammed with merchants and dock workers, ca. 1890.
Forty Remarkable Native American Portraits by Frank A. Rinehart from 1899. - Flashbak Flashbak Frank Albert Rinehart was born in Lodi, Illinois in 1861. At some point in the 1870s he and his brother moved to Colorado and started working at a photography studio in Denver. When he was about twenty, Frank and his brother formed a partnership with the famous Western photographer William Henry Jackson. It was under Jackson that Rinehart perfected his, not inconsiderable professional photography skills. In 1898 Rinehart was commissioned to photograph the Indian Congress, which was held in conjunction with the Trans-Missisippi and International Exposition, and the Native American personalities who were attending it. The pictures are considered by many to be some of the best photographic representations of Native American leaders at the turn of the century. The dramatic beauty of these portraits is especially impressive as a departure from earlier, less sensitive photographs of Native Americans. Chief Wolf Robe, Cheyenne, 1899. Pete Mitchell (Dust Maker), Ponca, 1899. Gov.
National Jukebox LOC.gov WARNING: Historical recordings may contain offensive language. Read the disclaimer Now Playing... Elk's reunion march Le parlate d'amor El teléfono a larga distancia At the jazz band ball Everybody's jazzin' it Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile! View This Playlist 1919 Victrola Book of the Opera Stories of the operas with illustrations and descriptions of Victor opera records. More about Victrola Book of the Opera News The National Jukebox debuts featuring more than 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1900 and 1925. Imagine your computer as a new Gramophone purchased for family and friends to enjoy in your home parlor. Victor Advertisements The success of the Victor Talking Machine Company is often attributed to its aggressive and comprehensive print advertising campaigns. Coming Soon to the National Jukebox New recordings are added to the Jukebox periodically.
A People's History of the United States Summary Throughout A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn blends critical approaches. The book's twenty-five chapters move from the European discovery of North America through the year 2000, evoking American history in a roughly chronological sequence. However, each chapter also has a topical focus, which allows Zinn to trace distinct but intersecting lines of historical influence. Zinn uses these intersections of time and topic as a combination of springboard and platform: he inserts extended meditations on key themes where they grow logically from the narrative of the people's history. For example, Zinn's first chapter discusses the general relationship between Europeans and Native Americans, but Zinn also analyzes larger-than-life historical figures—Christopher Columbus in this case—and their role in American history. Almost every chapter performs a set of interwoven functions central to Zinn's project: Chapter 1: Columbus, the Indians, and Human Progress
Copyright-Free Photo Archive Public Domain Photos and Images The photo archive at Gimp-Savvy.com has more than 27,000 free photos and images saved on our own dedicated server, consisting of over 2.5 Gbytes of data. The goal is to make this archive a resource for collage and photo-montage using digital image editing techniques such as those described in Chapter 7 of Grokking the GIMP. To improve the archive's usefulness, full indexing of the images is planned. However, this job would be taxing for a single person, and would probably produce only mediocre results. Consequently, the solution is to provide an interactive environment allowing the community to participate in the labelling of archived photos. In looking through the archive you will be able to browse pages of photo thumbnails, which are linked to the full-size images. The images and photos found in this archive come from three main sources: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S.
RetroWaste: Vintage Fashion, Toys, Cars, Memorabilia and More! Primary Source Sets - For Teachers Teachers Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence Speeches, correspondence, campaign materials and a map documenting the free and slave states in 1856 chronicle Lincoln’s rise to national prominence Alexander Hamilton Manuscripts, images, and historic newspapers document the life and accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton American Authors in the Nineteenth Century: Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, Stowe, and Poe A selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of American authors in the nineteenth century, including Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edgar Allan Poe. Top
American History Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy Prior to 1898 Documents Relating to American Foreign Policy Pre-1898 Pre-1776 The Mayflower Compact, 1620 John Winthrop, "City on a Hill," 1630 The Act of Surrender of the Great Charter of New England to His Majesty : 1635 Agreement of the Settlers at Exeter in New Hampshire, 1639 The Articles of Confederation of the United Colonies of New England; May 19, 1643 King Philip's War, 1675 King William's War, 1689 The French and Indian War Queen Ann's War, 1702 Father Rasle's War, 1724 David A. The French and Indian Wars Baron de Dieskau to Count d'Argenson (letter), Written at: Camp of the English army at Lake St. The French and Indian War's Impact on America 1755, The French and Indian War The Indian Wars THE ROLE OF THE DUTCH IN THE IROQUOlS WARS by Peter Lowensteyn The Seven Years War Governor Glen, The Role of the Indians in the Rivalry Between France, Spain, and England, 1761 The Boston Tea Party Anonymous Account of the Boston Massacre John Adams, "Novanglus No. 7," January 1775 The Battle of Bunker Hill, Lieutenant J.