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Civic Discourse: Raising Awareness

<p>This collection was created as part of the Civic Discourse in a Digital World teacher institute in June of 2021. It is designed to highlight how different groups who are represented in the Heinz History Center's collections have raised awareness for their issues. Their goal may have been to draw attention to an issue they cared about or to drum up support for a candidate, but they were all working toward a change that they felt was essential. </p> <p>What inspiration can we find in these sources? How do they connect to civic discourse? Are there groups still working on these issues today? </p> <p>#civicdiscourse</p>

Civic Discourse

<p>This collection was created as part of the Civic Discourse in a Digital World teacher institute in June of 2021. It is designed to be a repository of sources from the Heinz History Center's collection and the Detre Library & Archives from which teachers can select any relevant materials as they create their own collections. </p> <p>#civicdiscourse</p>

Civic Discourse: Social Justice Issues

<p>This collection was created as part of the Civic Discourse in a Digital World teacher institute in June of 2021. It is designed to highlight a selection of materials related to social justice from the Heinz History Center and the Detre Library & Archives collections. </p> <p>How do these sources connect to civic discourse? </p> <p>Choose a topic section and use the Think/Puzzle/Explore thinking routine to think deeper about these important issues. </p> <p>#civicdiscourse</p>

Social Change in the Archives: ACC-PARC Records

<p>First formed in 1951, the Allegheny County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (ACC-PARC) was established as a grassroots organization comprised of the parents of people with disabilities. The aspect of ACC-PARC’s daily activities most represented in these records are the efforts of the association to investigate the treatment of people with disabilities at residential care facilities in Western Pennsylvania during the 1960s and 1970s.</p> <p>This Learning Lab collection is designed to highlight the specific steps taken by the parents and members of ACC-PARC as they advocated for change in residential care facilities in this region. Each document illuminates a specific step or tactic used by the parents as they attempted to raise awareness of poor treatment of people with disabilities, stop overcrowding and under-staffing in facilities, and push for legislation to ensure the well-being of residents.</p> <p>This archival collection and the materials presented in this Learning Lab collection are housed at the Detre Library and Archives at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA:</p> <p><strong>Title: Bob Nelkin Collection of Allegheny County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (ACC-PARC) Records</strong> </p> <p><strong>Dates: 1953-2000</strong> </p> <p><strong>Creator: Nelkin, Bob</strong> </p> <p><strong>Catalog Number: MSS 1002</strong> </p> <p>#socialchange #disabilityhistory #advocacy #changemaker</p>

National History Day 2021: George Washington

<p>This collection connects the 2021 National History Day theme of "Communication in History" to the events that led up to the beginning of the French, British and Indian War and the Seven Years' War. During the 18th century, Western Pennsylvania was the western frontier of what would become the United States of America. Pittsburgh's three rivers were the gateway to the interior for the French and the British. The French and British both laid claim to this area and continued to struggle for control of it. This Learning Lab collection can be used to spark an idea for an NHD project or as a resource for an existing project.</p>

History Lab: Objects Telling Stories

<p>In this History Lab, we will think about how one object can tell many stories. What can we learn from the first Ferris wheel? What other objects can you think of that tell many stories?</p> <p>To join in the History Lab Debrief for this collection, visit <a href="">https://www.heinzhistorycenter...</a> and look for the History Lab section to find the registration link. We hope you can join us to discuss objects and their stories!  </p> <p><br /></p>

History Lab: Questioning Objects

<p>Welcome to the Heinz History Center's History Lab, where we ask questions about the past, think about what makes history cool, and sharpen your history skills!</p>

How Pittsburgh Helped Us Get to the Moon: Alcoa and the Lunar Module

<p>This Learning Lab collection is designed to accompany the Pittsburgh CLO's teacher guide for <em>Beyond the Moon.</em> In this new Gallery of Heroes musical, fifteen-year-old Maya has big dreams of being the first person to set foot on Mars but believes she is simply too ordinary to become an astronaut. Her view of what is possible transforms when actual NASA astronauts past and present, including Neil Armstrong, Mae Jemison, and José Hernandez, take her on an amazing journey to discover that extraordinary feats are accomplished by regular people one step at a time.</p><p>The activity is based on <a href="">"Touchdown," created by PBS Kids Design Squad.</a> It was adapted by the Heinz History Center to include the story of the Alcoa aluminum innovation used for the legs of the Lunar Module. </p>

The Race to Space: Understanding the Cold War Context of the Apollo 11 Mission

<p><em>By using this collection, learners will . . .</em></p> <ul><li>Use primary sources to understand a range of perspectives on the Space Race. </li><li>Understand why the United States was concerned about the Soviet space program. </li><li>Be able to analyze the Cold War era context of the Space Race and draw their own conclusions about the success of the Space Race. </li></ul>

Conflict and Compromise: Pittsburgh's Labor History

<p>This collection connects the 2018 National History Day theme of "Conflict and Compromise in History" to a selection of labor strikes that occurred in Western Pennsylvania. This region has a long history of labor strikes,  some of which led to successful negotiations, while others led to violence. The collection also includes information about the <em>Pittsburgh Survey</em> to illuminate the living and working conditions that were often the reasons that compelled workers to strike.</p> <p>These objects, images, and sources can be used to help form an idea for a project, provide a new angle on an existing project idea, or lead to new ways of including primary sources into NHD projects. The Heinz History Center blog features additional information about the <a href="" target="_blank" style="background-color:rgb(63,63,63);">Homestead Strike</a> and <a href="" target="_blank" style="background-color:rgb(63,63,63);">Railroad Strike</a> images.</p> <p>#NHD2018 #NHD</p>

Roberto Clemente - CLO Arriba Arriba! resources

<p>This collection contains resources for the teacher guide to the Pittsburgh CLO's performance of <em>Arriba Arriba!</em>. </p> <p><br /></p>