Excerpt of Opinion in Green v. New Kent County

Striking Down “Freedom of Choice” Plans for School Desegregation: Green v. New Kent County

In Green v. New Kent County, the 1968 Supreme Court ruled that a "freedom of choice" plan was not sufficient to bring about desegregation. The decision spurred on desegregation in earnest in Virginia schools.

We Declare Activity

We Declare!: A New Teaching Activity Comparing American and French Revolutionary Documents

In this new activity, students engage in a comparison of the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen to learn about the Enlightenment and revolutionary ideas.

Selection from Indictment of Jedediah Peck

A Seditious Petition

Less than 10 years after the ratification of the Bill of Rights, Revolutionary War veteran and NY State Legislator Jedediah Peck was arrested for distributing a petition.

refugees

Using Primary Sources to Teach About Americans and the Holocaust, Part II

The documents presented here are used in a classroom activity for high school students and develops the skill of “Historical Issues-Analysis & Decision-Making.”

Selection of The Masses about Conscientious Objectors

Freedom of the Press for The Masses

Though freedom of the press is one of our most cherished liberties, fully enjoying it has not always been possible. This is especially true during times of stress for the nation and government.

Telegram from Quanza Passengers to Eleanor Roosevelt

Using Primary Sources to Teach About Americans and the Holocaust

Primary sources and teaching activities provide students an opportunity to compare and contrast attitudes on immigration during this turbulent period in modern history.

Dogging The Communists photo

New on DocsTeach: War & Protest Photos, Alexander Hamilton, the Bill of Rights and More

Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach