Monthly Archives: April 2014

“His Highness, The President” and the First Congress: Moving Toward Republicanism

A congressional debate in 1789 about a title of nobility for the president was a turning point toward republicanism. Continue reading

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Making their Mark on DocsTeach

The National Archives records can illustrate the many ways people have “made their mark” on history. Continue reading

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Congress Protects the Right to Vote: The Voting Rights Act of 1965

A lesson on the Voting Rights Act puts students in the shoes of members of Congress as they deliberated the bill. Continue reading

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How Do We Keep History Relevant and Exciting?

Sharing our personal experience with students can make history relevant and exciting. Continue reading

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A Guide to Creating Your DocsTeach Activity

Choose primary sources and pull them together into an online learning activity using one of our DocsTeach tools. Continue reading

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The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady, a New Teaching Activity

Students can reflect on the lives of soldiers during the Civil War by analyzing photographs taken by renowned photographer Mathew Brady in this new learning activity on DocsTeach.org. The holdings of the National Archives include over 6,000 photographs taken by Brady … Continue reading

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