Resources for National History Day 2023: Frontiers in History

A frontier in music: United States Patent 5,255,452 - the shoes used to perform the anti-gravity illusion move seen in Michael Jackson's 1988 "Smooth Criminal" video. Congratulations to all the students who participated in and were recognized at the National History Day 2022 contests! Your work is always inspirational, and we are happy to know … Continue reading Resources for National History Day 2023: Frontiers in History

Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Join the National Archives this summer for online and onsite professional development opportunities! "The Booker T. Washington Agricultural School on Wheels," Madison County Alabama, 1923. Available at https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/madison-county-school-on-wheels Online Opportunities - at a Glance July 12–14: Truman Library Teachers ConferenceJuly 19, 21, 26, & 28: We Rule: Civics for All of US Teacher Professional Development WorkshopsAugust … Continue reading Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources

This is an example of a primary source that you can pair with the Understanding Perspective worksheet. It shows an art class at the Phoenix Indian School in Arizona in 1900. The photograph comes from the records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was taken by a government photographer. Available at https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/art-class-phoenix-indian-school-arizona Help your … Continue reading Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources

Treaty of Paris on webpage

Milestone Documents in American History

A new resource from the National Archives – Milestone Documents – provides access to primary sources that highlight pivotal moments in the course of American history and government.

Former President Herbert Hoover sitting with German Chancellor Adolf Hitler in Hitler's home

When Hoover met Hitler, a Lesson in Media Literacy

Students can study press coverage of a 1938 meeting between former President Hoover and Adolf Hitler to learn about media literacy, conflicting primary sources, and Constitutional rights. Join us February 1st for a free, interactive program for students in grades 4-12!

Commemorate Bill of Rights Day with Student Programs and Classroom Resources

Register your students to be the first to experience new programs on the Bill of Rights and the Constitution!

The Presidential Primary Sources Project, January - March 2022, on a blue flag with red stripes made of pencils

Free Online Programs on the Presidency Begin January 18th

The Presidential Primary Sources Project offers a series of free, standards-aligned, 45-minute interactive webinars for students in grades 4-12.