We’re continuing our series of Getting Started with DocsTeach mini-webinars with two new dates! Join us on May 20th and 27th at 2 pm ET. If you know colleagues who are just getting started with DocsTeach, please share!
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DocsTeach is the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Teachers (and parents!) can access primary source-based learning activities and assign them to students to complete online. Students can complete online activities and research primary sources on a variety of topics spanning American history.
Getting Started with DocsTeach Mini-Webinars are open to teachers and parents of students in all grade levels. Each 20-minute session will highlight a different aspect of DocsTeach to show you how you can help your students make sense of the stories, events, and ideas of the past by working with primary sources.
May 20th at 2 pm ET: Modifying Existing Activities
On DocsTeach you can borrow from an ever-expanding collection of document-based activities built by the National Archives education staff and teachers around the world. In this session you’ll discover how to modify an activity you find on DocsTeach to better suit your needs.
May 27th at 2 pm ET: Creating Your Own Activity
Create your own online activity on DocsTeach to share with your students! This session will walk you through the process of adding primary sources, setting up your activity, writing instructions for your students, and publishing your activity.
Advanced registration is required. Sign up for both or individual sessions.
Each session will be recorded and made available at a later date. You can view our past sessions at www.docsteach.org/resources/professional-development or by following the links to YouTube below.
- Finding and Sharing Activities
- Finding and Sharing Primary Source Documents
- Assigning and Viewing Student Work
- Choosing an Activity
We also continue to offer DocsTeach webinars by request. Connect educators in your school or district with us for a custom webinar exploring DocsTeach (minimum of 10 participants). The program duration is flexible — we recommend 20-60 minutes, depending on the preferred content.
Prior to the webinar, a National Archives educator will work with you to determine what the webinar will cover. Topics may include:
- An introduction to DocsTeach
- Finding primary sources for the classroom
- Creating DocsTeach activities
- And more depending on your preferences!