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ERIC Number: ED512023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 92
Abstractor: ERIC
Our Documents: A National Initiative on American History, Civics, and Service. Teacher Sourcebook, Volume II
Mazzenga, Maria, Ed.; McCullough, Julie, Ed.
National Archives and Records Administration
What do Matthew Brady, Carrie Chapman Catt, Ansel Adams, Orson Welles, and J. Howard Miller have to do with the 100 milestone documents? A few hints: Matthew Brady created the first photographic documentation of a war. Carrie Chapman Catt was the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1920. Orson Welles produced plays for the Federal Theater Project, a program of the Works Progress Administration established during the Depression to relieve unemployment among artists and writers. J. Howard Miller created some of the most memorable posters designed to rally the public for war in the 1940s, including the easily recognizable "Rosie the Riveter" poster calling women to work in the nation's factories as men left for battle overseas. These individuals have left what everyone might view as the "supporting record" of the 100 milestone documents. These supporting materials are the focus of the lessons and activities contained within this volume of the "Our Documents Teacher Sourcebook." One aim here is to expose the range and variety of materials related to the milestone documents, materials that reveal the depth and character of the documents themselves. Accordingly, the lessons and materials within this volume focus on selected photographs, posters, fliers, print documents and other materials that support the 100 milestone documents themselves. It is the purpose of "Our Documents: A National Initiative on American History, Civics, and Service," to promote public exploration of how democracy has taken shape over time. "Our Documents" is an initiative of National History Day and The National Archives and Records Administration in cooperation with the USA Freedom Corps. [For the other volumes, see ED477738 (Volume I) and ED511987 (Volume III).]
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: The History Channel; Siemens
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration
Identifiers - Location: Virginia