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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2016
The very first presidential proclamation was issued by President George Washington in the fall of 1789, during his first year in office. It followed a request from a joint committee of Congress asking that Washington recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer. On October 3, Washington did just that--he…
Descriptors: Presidents, United States History, Social Studies, Speeches
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2016
A radio broadcast of Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater during the 1964 election campaign can spark an engaging classroom discussion on candidates, campaign issues, and the role of media in elections.
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Political Campaigns, Elections, Mass Media
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2015
Under the headline "A Wonderful Invention," "The Cincinnati Daily Star" reported on the front page of its evening edition on Tuesday, November 6, 1877, news of Thomas Edison's phonograph--a device that could both record and play back sound. Although Edison himself would offer a list of 10 possible uses for the invention,…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, History, Information Technology, Music
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2014
Introducing students to continental currency may well encourage their interest in the economic context of the Constitution and their understanding of a wide range of economic concepts. This brief article describes a lesson to familiarize students with continental currency and its relationship to Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution and the…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Economics Education, Economic Factors, Monetary Systems
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2014
On Tuesday, November 8, 1864, voters in 25 states--including Kansas, West Virginia, and Nevada for the first time--cast their ballots for president of the United States; voters in the 11 states that had seceded did not participate. Incumbent Abraham Lincoln ran as the Republican nominee (called the National Union Party in the 1864 election), and…
Descriptors: Presidents, Elections, Voting, United States History
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2014
In this article, director of Educational Outreach at the Library of Congress Lee Ann Potter describes a classroom activity that focuses on an 1876 single-page circular published in Salem, Massachusetts about Alexander Melville Bell's Visible Speech. A. M. Bell's son, Alexander Graham Bell described "Visible Speech" as "a…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Visual Literacy
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2013
Tracy A. Sugarman served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant, junior grade, in the European theater during World War II. During his years of service from 1942-45, in addition to writing letters home, he recorded his experiences through original artwork. His sketches and watercolor paintings, completed before, during, and after D-Day, with titles such…
Descriptors: War, Phenomenology, Lesson Plans, Art Materials
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Bustard, Bruce; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2013
In 1971, the newly established Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created DOCUMERICA, a federal government photography project born out of the nation's environmental crisis. The photographers hired by the EPA took thousands of photographs depicting pollution, waste, and blight, but they were given the freedom to capture the era's…
Descriptors: Photography, Public Agencies, Environmental Influences, Pollution
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Potter, Lee Ann; Eder, Elizabeth K.; Hussey, Michael – Social Education, 2012
Medical doctor and geologist Dr. Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden selected more than 30 scientists, technical personnel, and artists, including photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran, to join the survey of the Yellowstone region in northwest Wyoming territory. Thomas Moran was an accomplished artist when he joined the survey to…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Letters (Correspondence), Artists, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2012
On Monday, September 17, 1787, 39 delegates to the Federal Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution of the United States, along with Major William Jackson, who had served as the secretary of the Convention. That same day, Jackson received instructions to leave for New York City on Tuesday and carry the document to Congress. All of these…
Descriptors: Archives, Conferences (Gatherings), Position Papers, United States History
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2012
On Saturday, January 3, 1863, Assistant Secretary of State Frederick W. Seward sent a letter to John D. Defrees, superintendent of Public Printing, asking that 500 copies of a "circular and proclamation" be printed. The letter also gave specific instructions as to what type of paper was to be used, the layout, and when the department wanted the…
Descriptors: Presidents, Printing, Slavery, United States History
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Potter, Lee Ann; Zarr, Christopher – Social Education, 2012
In late 1939, the United States Bureau of the Census was gearing up for the 16th official enumeration, or count, of the nation's population. Authorities wanted to insure widespread participation. So, they made good use of some information revealed in the 1930 Census--namely that roughly 40 percent of American households had a radio set. In…
Descriptors: United States History, Data Collection, Census Figures, Incidence
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Bredhoff, Stacey; Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2012
On Sunday, October 14, 1962, an American U-2 aircraft, flying a photographic reconnaissance mission over Cuba, took 928 images (one is included with this article). The next day, analysts at the National Photographic Interpretation Center concluded that the photographs showed evidence of Soviet missile site construction in Cuba and conveyed their…
Descriptors: United States History, Foreign Countries, Photography, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Potter, Lee Ann – Social Education, 2011
"Difficult" or "challenging" topics to teach include racism, violence, genocide, bullying, gangs, abuse (physical, emotional, and substance), slavery, suffering, hatred, terrorism, war, disease, loss, addiction, and more. But by confronting them with students, in the safety of a classroom through thoughtfully constructed lessons (ones that take…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Government Publications, Teaching Methods, World History
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Potter, Lee Ann; Eder, Elizabeth K.; Hussey, Michael – Social Education, 2011
On 1860, Prince Albert Edward took a daylong excursion aboard the 270-foot revenue cutter USS "Harriet Lane" to Mount Vernon, the ancestral home of George Washington. The ceremonial visit to Mount Vernon was thought of at the time as not only a tribute to Washington as a man and leader, but as symbolic of reconciliation between England and its…
Descriptors: United States History, Primary Sources, Painting (Visual Arts), Art Products
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