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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┬áLibrary 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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November is Native American Heritage Month

The site nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov includes teaching resources, exhibits and collections, images, audio and video, and a list of upcoming events. Continue reading

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Access the Writings of the Founding Fathers on Founders Online

Founders Online, a brand new online tool, is a searchable archive of the correspondence and other writings of six of the Founding Fathers. Continue reading

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Resources for Teaching about the Constitution

September 17th is Constitution Day! Here are resources from the National Archives and some of our partner organizations for teaching about the Constitution. Continue reading

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Teaching with the Records of Congress

An introductory video of educational resources available from the Center for Legislative Archives, featuring perspectives from teachers who use these records of Congress in their classrooms Continue reading

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