Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

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Matilda Brown, one of Truman's teachers

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Propaganda Posters

The students will use American World War I propaganda posters to evaluate how individual citizens were encouraged to support the war effort. Students will work both individually and cooperatively dur . . .

Author: Valerie Schrag
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Life During the Nifty Fifties - Was it really all that Nifty?

This week long unit, including a minimum of 4 lessons, will engage the students in discussions, independent reflection with written summaries, research, and others to guide students to answer the ques . . .

Author: Anna Blancarte
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Truman and the Holocaust

Document analysis focused on the Holocaust and the Truman Administration

Author: Mark Adams
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World War One Map Activity

As part of a geographic study of modern Europe, students will look at maps of Serbia from 1914, 1919 and 2007. As a class, we will discuss changes in the map of Europe over the time period.

Author: Diane Haywood
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Good Man in Hell: Rwanda and the Western Response

Students will explore the Rwandan Genocide and the Western response to the genocide

Author: Robert Hadley
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