Tag Archives: primary_sources

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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Using Primary and Secondary Sources in NHD Projects

This video covers the differences in primary and secondary sources, how to use primary sources, how to find primary sources, and what judges are looking for in annotated bibliographies and process papers. 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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“One of the coolest experiences in my life!”

Eighth grader Allie Tubbs reflects on her National History Day project and winning Nationals. 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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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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NHD’s Normandy Institute at the National Archives

Students who participated in NHD’s “Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom” Institute recount their research experience at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Continue reading

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