What is the Historical Context of this Document? Activity – Sputnik blueprint (1957)

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Sputnik blueprint:

What is the Historical Context of this Document? Activity

Great Hook Activity for Cold War unit.

Can Students Determine the Historical Context and Purpose of this document?

Step One: Students examine the primary source document.

Step Two: Students answer the analysis questions.

Step Two: Students judge the historical context and purpose of the document.

Step Three: The instructor provides the historical context and purpose of the document:

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Rosa Parks Arrest Records (1955) Primary Source Analysis Activity

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Primary Source Documents: Arrest Records of Rosa Parks (1955)

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arrest-records-of-rosa-parks – primary source documents

box-model-analysis – analysis form

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Recognition of the State of Israel (1948) Primary Source Analysis Activity

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Primary Source Documents: Recognition of the State of Israel (1948) Document A – Press Release with President Truman’s signature recognizing the State of Israel & Document B – U.S. State Department release to all U.S. Consulates and Diplomats.

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recognition-of-israel – primary source documents

box-model-analysis – analysis form

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Executive Order 9066 (1942) Internment of Japanese Americans – Primary Source Analysis Activity

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Primary Source Document: President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 – The Interment of Japanese Americans during WWII – February 19, 1942.

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executive-order-9066   – primary source document

box-model-analysis – analysis form

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Sherman Antitrust Act (1890) Primary Source Activity

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Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)

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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 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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