Monthly Archives: January 2014

February is African American History Month

In celebration, the National Archives has teamed up with other federal agencies and cultural institutions to provide digital content, including resources for teachers. Along with the Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, … Continue reading

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Assigning Student Activities with the DocsTeach App for iPad: Classroom Codes

Use the app to share primary source-based learning activities with your students to access on their iPads! We released a new version with support for iOS7 and iPad Mini earlier this month. Continue reading

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An Opportunity for Students to Connect with History Experts through NHD Hangouts

Our partner organization—National History Day (NHD)—is presenting a new online learning series for the over 600,000 students who enter the NHD contest each year. Students from across the country will develop original, historical research performances, websites, documentaries, exhibits, and papers … Continue reading

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Doing Research at a National Archives Facility

We want student and adult researchers to visit us—our records are waiting to be discovered! Here’s an introduction to in-person research at the National Archives. Continue reading

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Professional Development at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will offer two exciting professional development opportunities, totaling more than 10 hours of credit, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the next month. “Mr. and Mrs. Polk’s War: A Presidential Partnership for Texas and … Continue reading

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To What Extent was Reconstruction a Revolution?

Reconstruction was a tumultuous period in American history, and the question of whether it produced lasting change in regard to civil rights is still debated by scholars. A DocsTeach Activity using primary sources allows your students to enter the debate … Continue reading

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Reading Discovery with First Lady Barbara Bush

Join a distance learning opportunity for students in grades 3–8 via videoconference, live stream, or recording on January 14th from 10–11:15 a.m. CST: Reading Discovery with First Lady Barbara Bush from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Register for the live stream … Continue reading

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Oh Freedom! William and Ellen Craft’s Escape from Slavery and Continued Search for Freedom

A new primary source activity introduces students to the Crafts, who escaped slavery and were pursued under the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850. Continue reading

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