Category Archives: Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans

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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Constitution Day is September 17!

Celebrate and learn more about our Federal Government’s founding document with these activities and resources. Continue reading

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Why Did We Need a New Constitution?

For Constitution Day, your students can see the economic problems of the Articles of Confederation by reading this petition. Continue reading

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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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The First Act of the First Congress

The First Congress faced numerous tasks, but one thing was so important that it was the first act signed into law. Continue reading

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Teaching with Artifacts: What Edith Galt Wilson’s Suit Can Teach Students about World War I and Women in America

Students feel like detectives on a mission to discover what they can learn about history when they learn with artifacts. Continue reading

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National Teacher Appreciation Day #ThankATeacher

#ThankATeacher today for National Teacher Appreciation Day! Continue reading

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“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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