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Settling the West

The 1862 Homestead Act provided Americans the opportunity for federal land grants. Today’s spotlight is on the first claim to be filed under the Homestead Act. Continue reading

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The Purchase of Alaska

For today’s spotlight document we take a look at the treasury warrant used for the purchase of the 49th state. Continue reading

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Calling on the Vice President

Just hours before the tragedy at Ford’s Theatre, Booth made a visit to the Washington hotel where Vice President Johnson was staying and left today’s spotlight document: a calling card. Continue reading

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Using Primary Sources to Analyze the 2015 AP U.S. Government FRQ: Civil Rights & Liberties

Our intern offers insight into how she’ll teach the 14th Amendment to her AP students next year using primary sources. Continue reading

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New NASA Documents Digitized by Teachers in Atlanta

Last week, we welcomed teachers to Atlanta for our annual Primarily Teaching summer institute.  These educators explored the holdings of the National Archives at Atlanta for classroom-suitable documents, and ended up discovering NASA documents on really interesting space topics like the … Continue reading

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Art as Propaganda in World War I

Two new WWI teaching activities introduce students to artists employed to show the war to Americans back home. Continue reading

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New JFK Challenge iPad App

The free app turns players into NASA and Peace Corps trainees ready to accept President Kennedy’s charge to accomplish great things and make a difference in the world. Continue reading

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An Invitation to Field Test New Civil War Learning Lab

We’re looking for educators to field test a new learning lab that focuses on aspects of the Civil War at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Continue reading

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Recorded National History Day Workshops

Do your students need help with research or polishing up their National History Day (NHD) project? Continue reading

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A Legacy Ended too Soon: The Mystery of Amelia Earhart

Primary sources can help students researching Earhart for NHD and other projects. Continue reading

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