Students Can Follow On Facebook and Twitter Too
The new website Preserving American Freedom explores how Americans have interpreted and fought for freedom from the 1600s to the present. The project features 50 historic documents from HSP’s collection, making it an excellent way to introduce information texts into the Social Studies classroom.
Visit hsp.org/freedom to read a handwritten draft of the U.S. Constitution, letters from women’s suffrage activist Dora Kelly Lewis, and dozens of other documents that each tell a piece of the story of American freedom. Historian essays and explanatory text provide context.
Use Facebook and Twitter to generate interest!
Starting on Constitution Day, September 17, HSP will share an interesting fact about one of the featured documents every day for 50 days. Follow HSP on Facebook and Twitter (@historicalpa).
Take the Freedom Quiz!
Use our 10-question quiz (posted at hsp.org/freedom) to encourage students to delve deeper into the documents. (If students wish to enter the contest, prizes may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian based upon state laws.)
Preserving American Freedom, a Historical Society of Pennsylvania digital history project, was funded by Bank of America.