Category Archives: Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans

100 Leaders in World History

Our partner National History Day invites students and people of all ages to vote for the best leaders in world history. Continue reading

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Congress Creates the Bill of Rights: iPad App and Educational Resource

Congress Creates the Bill of Rights, our new mobile app for iPads, allows students to explore the proposals, debates, and revisions that shaped the Bill of Rights. Continue reading

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National Archives Documents in New iPad App–The New Immigrants: NYC 1880-1924

Over thirty┬áNational Archives documents are part of a free educational app for the iPad called the New Immigrants: NYC 1880-1924. Created by the New York City Department of Education (via app developer Vanguard Direct), the app includes photographs, written documents, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Treaties for Teaching American Indian History

Start teaching the history of a Native American tribe or tribes using American Indian Treaties and our online tools. Continue reading

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New Resources for Teaching the History of Native America

Our new webpages yield primary sources related to American Indians and teaching and research tools. Continue reading

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Ahoy Mateys! New Whaling Documents Come to DocsTeach this Month

Whaling is a major part of history! It offers windows into the past through music, art, mathematics, science, and geography. Continue reading

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Forty years ago: Desegregation in Boston Public Schools

Newly digitized primary sources and online teaching activities related to education equality are available on DocsTeach. Continue reading

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Constitution Day: Application in the Classroom

Take ideas for classroom activities from these Constitution Day family activities at the National Archives. Continue reading

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Poetry Slam: A Different Way to Use Primary Sources

Students assemble key sentences from primary sources into poems to tell a larger story. Continue reading

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Congress Creates the Bill of Rights

Introducing Congress Creates the Bill of Rights, consisting of: an eBook, a mobile app for tablets, and online resources for teachers and students. Continue reading

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