February 11th, 2020

Middle School Resource: President George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech (1789) by NARA

Middle School Resource President George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech (1789) by NARA Students can read George Washington’s First Inaugural Speech as an online interactive document. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.5.6.a.1, SS.7.5.b.1, SS.7.5.c.2 and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, […]

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November 21st, 2018

High School Resource: Karpeles Document – George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

High School Resource Karpeles Document: George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation In collaboration with the Center for Applied Technologies in Education, this manuscript is equipped with an interactive tool enabling the user to view the document’s transcription, providing a 21st Century glimpse of ways students can interact with old documents and manuscripts. Related NY State Academic Standards: […]

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January 24th, 2017

Middle School Resource: President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (1865) by NARA

Middle School Resource President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address (1865) In this Teacher Resource, Marvin Kranz, historical specialist in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, reviews nine inaugurations from George Washington’s in 1789 to Theodore Roosevelt’s in 1905. The ceremonial traditions associated with presidential inaugurations-using a Bible when taking the oath of office, […]

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November 22nd, 2016

Middle School Resource: Karpeles Document: George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Middle School Resource Karpeles Document: George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Signed by President George Washington on October 3, 1789, this was the first national Thanksgiving Day proclamation under the Constitution. William Jackson authored the original draft. Click here to access an interactive version of the document. Related NY State Academic Standards: RI.11-12.8, RI.11-12.9, RH.9-10.3 Be sure […]

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