ERIC Number: ED364454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
"E Pluribus Unum": America as a Nation of Immigrants.
National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Public Programs.
This publication is intended for teachers bringing a class to visit the National Archives in Washington, D.C., for a workshop on primary documents. The National Archives serves as the repository for all federal records of enduring value. Primary sources are vital teaching tools because they actively engage the student's imagination so that he or she may visualize past events and make sense of their reality and meaning. This publication concerns a workshop on immigrants to the United States. Two documents featured in the workshop are discussed--"The Growth of the Population: 1790-1890" from the U.S. Census Bureau's 1989 Statistical Atlas of the United States and "Remember Your First Thrill of American Liberty," a 1917 poster used to persuade recent immigrants to buy U.S. government bonds. Photographs of these documents as well as two student exercises are included. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Public Programs.