Resources for Online Teaching & Learning

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For educators who are now teaching remotely and homeschooling parents, we have several resources for online teaching and learning at the National Archives.


Lessons & Online Activities


DocsTeach is the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Teachers can access primary source-based learning activities and assign them to students to complete online. Students can complete activities and research primary sources on a variety of topics spanning American history.

Educational Resources from the Center for Legislative Archives

Find resources for teaching about representative democracy, how Congress works, and the important role Congress has played throughout American history.

Curriculum Resources from the Presidential Libraries

Resources for Learning at Home from the Civics Renewal Network

The Civics Renewal Network brings together resources from partner organizations such as the National Archives, iCivics, National Constitution Center, the Center for Civic Education, and more.


Students in a Distance Learning Program

Connect directly with an educator from the National Archives. Our free, interactive programs feature primary sources from our holdings. Each program aligns with National Social Studies Standards and Common Core State Standards. We also provide teacher guides with pre- and post-program lessons.

Teacher Professional Development

Our free interactive webinars for educators feature historical documents, images, maps, posters, and other primary sources — as well as resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom.

Webinars Available By Request – Connect your school or district with the National Archives for one of our by-request professional development webinars! Select An Introduction to DocsTeach or Teaching the Charters of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

Sites for Student Exploration and Research

America’s Founding Documents on

Learn about America’s founding documents from the National Archives, the home of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

Google Arts & Culture

View online exhibits on a variety of topics and visit the Presidential Libraries of the National Archives.

Founders Online

Through Founders Online, you can read and search through thousands of documents to and from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison and see firsthand the growth of democracy and the birth of the Republic.


Access eBooks on the Constitution, Emancipation Proclamation, baseball, the Chinese Exclusion Act, political cartoons, and more.

This post was updated on February 3, 2021.

2 thoughts on “Resources for Online Teaching & Learning

  1. Hi I am 52 years old and I like to know if there is any kind of educational at home program for myself so I can get smarter on things

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