Post-WWII Teaching Resources

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You can find primary sources and learning activities for teaching about the Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s) on DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives.

Access thousands of primary sources for the Post-WWII era. DocsTeach covers a variety of topics, such as:

We have hundreds of primary sources for the Cold War, including:

Primary sources and teaching activities specifically related to the Vietnam War are available on our Vietnam War page. Some of the topics you will find include:

You can also access primary sources related to the Civil Rights Movement, such as:

Find more about the Civil Rights Movement and other struggles for rights on our Rights in America page.

DocsTeach also includes hundreds of teaching activities for the Postwar United States created by our educators at the National Archives and by teachers across the country. Just some of the examples include:


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