Primary Source Activities

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

robinson In this exercise, teachers examine two documents discussing the bus system in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1950s, and the boycott of that system from December more...
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End of the Cold War

reagan In this exercise, teachers examine excerpts from a speech by U.S. President Ronald Reagan given in West Berlin and from a speech by Mikhail Gorbachev, more...
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Sarah Green Probate Record

GreenOriginial_Page_2 In this exercise, teachers examine a probate inventory taken at the home of a woman named Sarah Green in York County, Virginia, in April 1759. more...
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Westward Expansion: Image and Reality

across-continent In this exercise, teachers examine a lithograph titled, “Across the Continent, Westward Course of Empire Takes Its Way,” published in 1868. Then teachers examine excerpts more...
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