Exploring Memorial Day Traditions with Primary Sources
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3w ago
How do we remember members of the military? Learn about memorials and activities that people participate in during Memorial Day ..read more
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Using the Veterans History Project for Holocaust Education
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5M ago
Learn how teachers can use interviews from the Veterans History Project to help students learn more about the Holocaust. Industrial United States, World Wars and the Great Depression (1914-1945 ..read more
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Website Redesign Makes VHP Easier Than Ever
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11M ago
Start preparing for Veterans Day a bit early by exploring the new and improved Veterans History Project website ..read more
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Remembering the Fallen and Documenting their Stories
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11M ago
Consider including the Veterans History Project in your Memorial Day classroom activities. This post provides some suggestions ..read more
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Nostalgia During the Civil War: A Perplexing Condition Among Soldiers
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1y ago
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Sergeants Robert A. Pinn and William H. Thomas: African American Entrants in William O. Bourne’s Left-Handed Penmanship Contests, 1865-1867
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1y ago
In 1866, William O. Bourne organized a unique left-handed penmanship contest for Union veterans who had lost the use of their right hand. Veterans were encouraged to submit a letter they had written using their left hand and a total prize money of $1000.00 was offered. The Library of Congress holds the many of the entrants’ letters and other information on Bourne and the contest ..read more
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Primary Sources for Musical Learning: Exploring the Triad through the Civil War Bugle
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1y ago
Imagine a noisy battlefield, encampment, or port city. A commander has hundreds of men. Wireless communications have not yet been invented. How do the troops receive orders and coordinate movements? During the Civil War, this was the role of the bugle ..read more
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A Sailor, a Nurse, and a Kiss, on V-J Day
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1y ago
This blog post from Folklife Today caught our eyes for the discussion of biases, assumptions, and cultural perspectives. How might your students respond to the twists and turns raised by this post ..read more
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Five Questions with Arlene Balkansky, Reference Specialist, Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room
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1y ago
Arlene Balkansky loves working with the full range of people visiting Newspaper and Current Periodical reading room, whether on-site or remotely: the teenager working on a National History Day project, the family interested in comic books, the university student, the teacher participating in the Library’s Summer Teacher Institute, the genealogist, the professor, the filmmaker, the author, and more ..read more
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Coding with Primary Sources: Exploring Bugle Calls through Programming
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1y ago
Teacher in Residence Carolyn Bennett’s recent blog post explored the sounds and functions of bugle calls as a form of communication for troops from a musical perspective. This post describes ways in which coding allows students to explore different aspects of these calls ..read more
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