Sherman Antitrust Act (1890) Primary Source Activity

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Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)

Click on the links below to download the primary source document and analysis form.

sherman-antitrust-act-transcript  – primary source transcript

box-model-analysis – analysis form

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New Deal Remedies (Political Cartoon) Analysis Activity

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New Deal Remedies

  1. Who is portrayed in the political cartoon?
  2. What is the historical time period of the political time period?
  3. Describe the historical context of the political cartoon?
  4. What is the central message of the political cartoon?

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new-deal-remedies-political-cartoon-analysis-activity

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New Deal Lexicon (political cartoon) Alphabet Agency Review Activity

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List and Describe the Four New Deal Programs illustrated in the New Deal Lexicon political cartoon.

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FDR’s Inaugural Fireside Chat (March 3, 1933) Primary Source Activity

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On March 3, 1933, the new president Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the American public by radio to share a “Fireside” chat with the nation. In his first chat, the president describes the events of the “banking crisis,” including his immediate actions and hopes to re-establish the nation’s confidence in  the banking industry.

Click on links below to download a primary source transcript excerpt of FDR’s Inaugural Fireside Chat with analysis questions.

fdr-inaugural-fireside-chat – primary source document with analysis questions.

box-model-analysis – optional analysis form

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Dawes Act – Assimilation (1887) Primary Source Analysis Activity

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Primary Source Activity: Excerpt of Dawes Act

(1887) The Dawes Act was attempt by Congress to assimilate Native Americans into mainstream U.S. society by providing private land ownership and citizenship.

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the-dawes-act – primary source document

box-model-analysis – analysis form

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Rosa Parks Bus Seating Diagram (1956) Civil Rights Era: Primary Source Analysis Activity

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Rosa Park’s Bus Seating Diagram as presented in federal court.

Primary Source Analysis Activity:

Step One: With Rosa Park’s name blanked out, students will examine the diagram.

Step Two: Students will answer analysis questions and attempt to determine the historical context of the document.

Step Three: The teacher will share the historical context: This diagram shows where Rosa Parks was sitting when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. It was an exhibit in the Browder v. Gayle court case, which challenged Montgomery and Alabama laws requiring segregated seating on buses. On June 5, 1956, a Federal three-judge panel ruled that such laws violated the 14th Amendment. Later that year, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the decision. Text adapted from “The Arrest Records of Rosa Parks” in the May/June 1999 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) publication. 

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Adapted from a National Archives Activity

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Letter to Rev. and Mrs. D. H. Porter (1945) A Holocaust Letter – Primary Source Analysis Activity

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Primary Source Analysis Activity

This letter describes the concentration camp at Dachau, Germany.

Click on link to download primary source document and analysis form.

holocaust-letter – primary source letter transcription

box-model-analysis – analysis activity

Adapted from a National Archives Activity

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