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100 Milestone Documents

November is a great month to steep your students in historical "primary" documents. You could have students read President Wilson's 14 points in anticipation of Armistice Day (November 11th, now called Veteran's Day) and the Gettysburg Address to commemorate Lincoln's famous speech which was delivered on November 19th, 1863.

The government site "Our Documents" is an excellent source for exploring 100 such documents compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration as the top docs to chronicle US history from 1776 to 1965. And don't forget: you can copy and paste documents into VocabGrabber to help students master the challenging vocabulary contained in each of these milestone documents.


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