The Center for Legislative Archives has published a new lesson plan called Congress and Civility by Design.
The documents presented here are used in a classroom activity for high school students and develops the skill of “Historical Issues-Analysis & Decision-Making.”
This summer, join us for one of our professional development workshops for educators. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINARS Visit the National Archives without leaving your school or home! Our interactive webinars feature resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom: DocsTeach On Demand, by request America and the World: Foreign Affairs in Political Cartoons, 1898–1940, May … Continue reading 2019 Summer Professional Development Around the National Archives
As part of our document spotlight series, today we bring you primary sources related to the Battle of Little Bighorn. One hundred and forty-one years ago, from the evening of June 25, 1876, to dusk on the 26th, General Armstrong Custer and his troops engaged in battle with the Sioux and Cheyenne at the Battle of Little … Continue reading Native Warriors on Both Sides of the Battle of Little Bighorn
The struggle for women's rights and equality have been the basis for much legislation through the years. Some have passed the House and Senate, while others have failed. Issues of improving working conditions, entry into occupations formerly held by men, and equal pay for equal work have been addressed by this effort, among many others. Although … Continue reading Equal Pay for Women
We've developed lessons to help students grasp the necessary steps for understanding and dealing with conflicting opinions.
Engage students in classroom discussions about due process and the Fifth Amendment using primary sources about Japanese-American "relocation" during WWII.
The Second Amendment might be used to teach plain writing, historical context, and fundamental primary source research.
Use political cartoons to engage your students in a discussion of what Congress is, how it works, and what it does.
A petition created by Alaska Native women during World War II can help students understand the right of the people to “petition for redress of grievances.”