Civil Liberties and the United States during World War I
With Frances Early, Mount Saint Vincent University and Stephanie Greenhut of the National Archives and Records Administration
MARCH 11, 2011, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - READING MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTANCE LEARNING LAB

Professor Frances Early of Mount Saint Vincent University will present an interactive lecture explores the role of political activism during the World War I era, a time of increasing militarism and social repression. Personal stories and case studies will illustrate this study of civil liberties during wartime and the conflict between freedom and security. The latter half of this session will provide a hands-on introduction to Docs Teach a new web-based resource from the National Archives and Records Administration. Docs Teach is geared toward giving teachers tools and knowledge to help students interact with primary sources in unique ways that utilize new technology while maintaining a focus on document analysis, weighing evidence, interpreting data, making connections, and examining the big picture.

Session Resources
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Advanced Reading and Writing Assignment:

(Note: Books for the advanced reading assignment will be distributed the week of February 14.)

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Approximate Schedule:
8:00 - 8:15
Arrival, Check-in, Materials, and Breakfast
8:15 - 9:00
Introductions and Resource Share: Waging Peace: The Rise of Pacifism Documentary
Kara Gleason, Project Director
9:00 - 11:30
Nationhood, Citizenship, and Civil Liberties in World War I America
Professor Frances Early, Mount Saint Vincent University
11:30 - 12:10
Lunch to be Provided: Pizza, Salad, Cookies, Water
12:10 - 2:15
Using Docs Teach in the U.S. History Classroom
Stephanie Greenhut and Annie Davis, National Archives and Records Administration
2:15 - 2:30
Closing & Online Evaluation Surveys

History Connected Seminar #7