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3/26/20
This blog post was written by Ashley Jones, a Cultural Fieldwork Intern from the Temple’s School of Education.
 
As we approach the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage, we can take this opportunity to highlight how various groups have struggled with gaining and securing voting rights in the United States. Your students may or may not know that 40 years after women gained the right to vote, African Americans were still struggling to exercise their constitutional voting rights in the Southern United States.
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3/26/20
This blog post was written by Ashley Jones, a Cultural Fieldwork Intern from the Temple’s School of Education.
 
Generally, cartoons are meant to amuse you. Your students may think of their favorite TV shows or comics when they hear the word “cartoon.” Students, however, have more than likely been exposed to political cartoons as well, through newspapers or the internet.
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3/26/20
This blog was written by Lynn Darby, a Cultural Fieldwork Intern from Temple University’s School of Education.
 
So what was the Civil Rights Movement?
A historic time in American History, the Civil Rights Movement was a monumental step towards equality as it challeneged the segragationist status quo of American life and opportunity.
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3/26/20
This blog was written by Lynn Darby, a Cultural Fieldwork Intern from Temple University’s School of Education.
 
So what was the Cold War?
A time of geopolitical unrest, the Cold War wasn’t necessarily a war, but was rather an ideological battle between communism and capitalism. At the end of WWII, Germany was divided into the Capitalist West and the Communist East. Controlled by the USSR, East Germany aimed to expand communism's influence into Europe while the US-supported West Germany stood directly opposed to this spread.
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3/25/20
This blog was written by Lynn Darby, a Cultural Fieldwork Intern from Temple University’s School of Education.
 
So what is the Women's Suffrage Movement?
From the 1700s to present day, women have been in a longstanding battle for equality. Through reaching hard fought milestones and supporting other marginalized groups to push the overall agenda of equality, women’s fight for equal rights has certainly come a long way.
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3/25/20
This blog was written by Lynn Darby, a Cultural Fieldwork Intern from Temple University’s School of Education.
 
So what is counterculture?
A broad term, “counterculture” often refers to groups of individuals who broke through societal norms during the “Cold War Era” primarily through the 50s, 60s, and 70s in order to enact social change.
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10/11/18

Navigating a research library and understanding a primary source and transcribing documents can be a daunting task for students. Those with homework or projects requiring research often ask: Where do I start?

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, one of the largest special collection libraries in the country, has the answer:

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