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Archive: October 2017 (2 Posts)

Image of a page from the diary of Harry Frieman

Exploring Different Perspectives on World War I Through Different Responses to the Armistice

Posted by: Stephen Wesson

In the October 2017 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our & "Sources and Strategies" article features two manuscript documents from individuals with very different responses to the armistice that ended the major fighting of World War I.

One woman watches as another examines with a magnifying glass an ornate, decorative image on a printed page

An Ode to Autumn by a Writer in the Spring of Her Career

Posted by: Stephen Wesson

Helen Keller had been eagerly writing since she had first gained the ability to do so several years before. Although an illness in her infancy had left her unable to see or hear, an inventive teacher, Annie Sullivan, introduced her to language, and soon she was reading and writing using braille and the assistance of interpreters.