New Resources: Transcontinental Railroad, Revolutionary War, WWII, and a Youth Art Competition

We’ve been busy adding new primary sources and features to DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Here are some recent highlights:


The Transcontinental Railroad

Golden Spike Ceremony

These primary sources include famous photographs, acts of Congress, and several maps from the 1860s.

Revolutionary War “Inspection Rolls”

Inspection Roll

The British evacuated over 2,500 enslaved African Americans, indentured servants, and freedpeople at the end of the Revolutionary War, as recorded in these documents.

Teaching Activities Related to WWII and the Holocaust


To keep up on all our new additions, follow our new documents and new activities feeds.


Youth Art Competition

Rightfully Yours Youth Art Competition

The National Archives Foundation is holding a competition for students in grades 4-6 as part of our commemoration of the 19th Amendment and Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote exhibition.

Students should submit an original piece of artwork that answers the question: What does the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote mean to you and your community?

Visit the DocsTeach women’s rights page for inspiration and to learn more about the movement. First place winner will receive a trip to Washington, DC, for the National Archives sleepover in spring 2020!

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