Check out these online activities and lesson plans from around the National Archives and Presidential Libraries for teaching civics or American history to Middle School students.
Join us online for interactive learning programs! Programs are available for preschool through 12th grade, and are scheduled weekly through the end of May.
We've created activities and ideas for teaching elementary age children. These resources focus on skills like sequencing and finding clues in historical objects, and topics like symbols and national monuments.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, we’re offering 2,500 free popup displays, titled Rightfully Hers, to schools and cultural institutions nationwide!
For educators who are now teaching remotely and homeschooling parents, we have several resources for online teaching and learning at the National Archives.
In Green v. New Kent County, the 1968 Supreme Court ruled that a "freedom of choice" plan was not sufficient to bring about desegregation. The decision spurred on desegregation in earnest in Virginia schools.
Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives
In this new activity, students engage in a comparison of the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen to learn about the Enlightenment and revolutionary ideas.
In this activity students will dive into three primary sources: Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, and the Bill of Rights from the U.S. Constitution.
This series of free 45-minute programs for students in grades 4-12 runs from January through March 2020.