I write and edit materials for publication; serve as a blogger; establish and maintain relationships with local and national organizations; coordinate community outreach activities and programming to encourage veterans to tell their stories and to inspire interviewers to record them; and brief Congressional staffers on ways in which they may coordinate Veterans History Project activities within their districts and states.
However, the now-ubiquitous Miranda warning only came into being fifty years ago, when the Supreme Court ruled that the rights of a criminal suspect, Ernesto Miranda, had been violated because he had not been informed of his Constitutional protections against self-incrimination.
From atoms to cells, organisms to ecosystems, and Earth's systems to galaxies, scientists study and make sense of objects and phenomena of all shapes and sizes. Primary sources can serve as starting points for students to explore the ways in which scientists study and communicate about things and events, large and small.
Exploring scientists' writings and drawings, such as those in the Scientific Data and Observations primary source set and its related ebook, can give students an idea of how and why scientists record their observations, thinking, and learning.
Many of us know Jacob Riis for his compelling photographs, but the exhibition Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives underscores that Riis was also a powerful communicator who "devoted his life to writing articles and books, delivering lectures nationwide, and doggedly advocating for social change"
Pore over the first periodic table of elements. Highlight interesting entries in Thomas Jefferson’s handwritten record of temperatures of Monticello. Hear the stories of people struggling to survive the Great Depression.
The Library of Congress is once again providing students everywhere with a chance to touch, draw on, and explore treasures from its vast collections with the release of its three newest free interactive ebooks for tablets.