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Broadening Student Understanding of Wartime Experience through Original Works of Art and Personal Accounts

Posted by: Danna Bell

In the October 2013 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources and Strategies” article anticipated Veterans’ Day and suggested strategies for broadening student understanding of wartime experience through original works of art and personal accounts.

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Remembering Our Honored Dead: Memorial Day Traditions

Posted by: Danna Bell

You may know that Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day, but did you know that originally it honored only those who died in the Civil War? Primary sources from the Library of Congress can help students explore some of the ways people have commemorated Memorial Day in the past.

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Soldiers’ Poems of World War I in Newspapers: Personal Responses in Public Media

Posted by: Stephen Wesson

How can you share your response to a major world event? In the 19th and early 20th centuries, you might have put your thoughts down in a poem and sent it to a newspaper. The 1918 entry of the United States into World War I triggered an especially dramatic outpouring of these personal responses in verse.