Monthly Archives: December 2016

Eleanor Roosevelt Addresses the Ban on School Prayer (1962) Primary Source Activity

Primary Source Document: Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt responds to the Supreme Courts banning of prayer in public schools in her long-time column “My Day.” The activity provides the primary source document and writing prompt. Click on the link below … Continue reading

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Truman’s “Total Victory” Speech (1945) WWII Era – Primary Source Activity

President Harry S. Truman Official Japanese Surrender on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri, September 2, 1945 Primary Source Document: President Harry S. Truman’s “Total Victory” Speech to the Armed Services on the surrender of the Japanese on September 2, … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein’s 1st Letter to President Roosevelt – Atomic Bomb (1939) Primary Source Activity

Primary Source Document: Albert Einstein’s 1st letter to President Roosevelt expressing his concern that Germany may develop an atomic bomb due to the scientific breakthroughs of splitting uranium atoms. Click on the link below to download the primary source activity … Continue reading

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Langston Hughes “Mother to Son” Poetry (1922) Primary Source Activity

Poetry Selection “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes (1922) Click on link below to download primary source activity: us-history-langston-hughes-harlem-renaissance-poetry-primary-source-activity Mother to Son Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, … Continue reading

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Abrams v United States (1918) Oliver Holmes Dissent – Espionage Acts Primary Source Activity

Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Supreme Court Primary Source Activity: Excerpt – Dissenting Opinion by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Abrams v. United States. Click on link below to download primary source document with analysis questions. us-history-abrams-v-united-states-holmes-dissent-espionage-acts-primary-source-activity

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California Red Flag Laws (1919) Primary Source Activity

Political Cartoon: Beat It!: (1920) The flag reads: “Red Rule. Capture all Products. Murder Those Who Enforce the Law. Blow Up Barracks. Liberate Prisoners. Burn Public Records of Indebtedness.” CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE SECTION 403a – California Red Flag Laws After … Continue reading

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Over There – WWI Song (1917) Primary Source Activity

  “Over There” by George Cohan (1917): Primary Source Activity- Students have the opportunity to analyse and evaluate the popular WWI song, and create a third verse incorporating the lyrical and rhyming style of George Cohan and incorporate mastery of … Continue reading

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