Category Archives: Online Tools

New DocsTeach Activity: The Night Before D-Day

We commemorate the 70th anniversary with an activity focusing on two documents related to the Allied invasion of June 6, 1944. Continue reading

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National Teacher Appreciation Day #ThankATeacher

#ThankATeacher today for National Teacher Appreciation Day! 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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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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New DocsTeach Activity: Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii

Students analyze a petition signed by over 50% of the native Hawaiian population against becoming a part of the United States Continue reading

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History, Heroes, & Treasures: Recap of the Rotunda Sleepover and Activities

A recap of the first Rotunda sleepover and activities that can be used in your classroom. Continue reading

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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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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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Remembering JFK

Find resources about John F. Kennedy, his administration, and his assassination from the National Archives. Continue reading

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