Students will create a school wide activity to commemorate the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, create a timeline documenting significant historical events and learn about the specifics that were detailed within the Proclamation.
Enter the World of Tomorrow through one of the richest and most heavily used archival collections of the New York Public Library: the official corporate records of the 1939–40 New York World’s Fair. The Fair — like the Library — has something for everyone, from technological innovation and classical music, to pop culture and a world dealing with the crises of war and economic hardship. This website and the free Biblion iPad app take you all but literally into the Library’s legendary stacks, opening up hidden parts of the collections and the myriad storylines they hold and preserve. Experience documents, images, films, audio, and essays directly from the collections — and explore not only what the Fair teaches us about the past, but also the future…
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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and with the sesquicentennial has come renewed debate about the factors that drove the nation to war. In 1861: The Civil War Awakening, author Adam Goodheart offers a fresh perspective on the war’s beginnings and portrays some of the little-known figures who played important roles during that fateful year. Among those profiled are an acrobatic militia colonel, an explorer’s wife, a regiment of New York City firemen, a close-knit band of German immigrants and a young college professor, James J. Garfield, who would later become president. Goodheart’s vivid writing and unique approach gives readers new insight on the beginnings of the long struggle that nearly destroyed the Union.
To learn more about the Civil War look at these online resources:
“Can you tell me why so many famous Civil War battles were fought on National Park sites?”
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The distinctive American pattern of preserving battlefields as parks owned and administered by the federal government is largely a consequence of the efforts of Civil War veterans.
Actual battlefield preservation by the federal government began in 1890, following a reunion at the site of the battle of Chickamauga, when veterans conceived the idea of obtaining federal aid to preserve the battlefield there as a memorial to the valor of both armies and as an aid to reconciliation between the North and the South, according to Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America (ABC-CLIO). You can learn more about the Civil War and our National Parks in these resources available from the Virtual Library: