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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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What Are Your Summer Plans?

The upcoming Primarily Teaching Summer workshop will be held in several locations this year. Continue reading

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March is Women’s History Month

We have teamed up with other federal agencies and cultural institutions to provide digital content, including resources for teachers. Continue reading

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New Teaching Activity: The Zimmermann Telegram

Students will analyze the Zimmermann telegram to evaluate whether the United States should have entered World War I. 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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New DocsTeach Activity: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

In this new activity on DocsTeach.org—our online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives—students will read, analyze, and summarize Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We suggest teaching … Continue reading

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Join Us for a Primarily Teaching Summer Workshop

We are now accepting applications for Primarily Teaching—our summer institute for educators on using historical documents in the classroom. Learn more and apply online. Summer 2014 workshops will be conducted at: The National Archives at Chicago, June 23–27 The National Archives in … 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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