Primarily Teaching Summer Workshop for Educators

This summer, join us for one of our Primarily Teaching workshops for educators on using historical documents in the classroom. We'll conduct research with original documents in the holdings of the National Archives and Presidential Libraries. Discover some of those incredible teachable documents that help educators and students unlock the past. You will explore a specific … Continue reading Primarily Teaching Summer Workshop for Educators

Educator Open House in Washington, DC

Educators are invited for special after-hours exhibits, an introduction to classroom resources and primary sources, and light refreshments.

Join us at NCSS!

Our sessions cover the Bill of Rights, the amendment process, civics, and teaching NHD and C3 with primary sources.

You’re Invited to Our Educators’ Open House

Come and bring your colleagues to our second annual open house, an evening filled with resources and ideas for you and your students.

Congratulations NHD Winners!

To those students who were involved in National History Day this year, a job well done! We are especially delighted to send our warmest congratulations to students who attended workshops or researched at our National Archives or Presidential Library locations and took their projects all the way to the national contest in College Park, MD, last … Continue reading Congratulations NHD Winners!

Native American Fishing Rights: Digitized in Seattle

Educators in our Primarily Teaching summer institute in Seattle scanned documents on Native American land and fishing rights in the West.

Digitizing Chinese Immigration in Our New Innovation Hub

Educators came to research our holdings to find and digitize documents for lessons and activities on Chinese immigration.

Educators in Chicago Digitize the WWI Homefront

Last week we welcomed educators to our annual Primarily Teaching summer institute in Chicago to explore documents on the homefront of World War I.  These teachers delved into the holdings of the National Archives at Chicago, and found some great documents on this topic appropriate for classroom lessons and activities. The WWI homefront is a broad subject, but these teachers stepped … Continue reading Educators in Chicago Digitize the WWI Homefront

New NASA Documents Digitized by Teachers in Atlanta

Last week, we welcomed teachers to Atlanta for our annual Primarily Teaching summer institute.  These educators explored the holdings of the National Archives at Atlanta for classroom-suitable documents, and ended up discovering NASA documents on really interesting space topics like the SkyLab 3 zero-gravity student experiment. The year 1973 found two spiders, Arabella and Anita, blasting off … Continue reading New NASA Documents Digitized by Teachers in Atlanta