A frontier in music: United States Patent 5,255,452 - the shoes used to perform the anti-gravity illusion move seen in Michael Jackson's 1988 "Smooth Criminal" video. Congratulations to all the students who participated in and were recognized at the National History Day 2022 contests! Your work is always inspirational, and we are happy to know … Continue reading Resources for National History Day 2023: Frontiers in History
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Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources
This is an example of a primary source that you can pair with the Understanding Perspective worksheet. It shows an art class at the Phoenix Indian School in Arizona in 1900. The photograph comes from the records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was taken by a government photographer. Available at https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/art-class-phoenix-indian-school-arizona Help your … Continue reading Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources
Milestone Documents in American History
A new resource from the National Archives – Milestone Documents – provides access to primary sources that highlight pivotal moments in the course of American history and government.
Commemorate Bill of Rights Day with Student Programs and Classroom Resources
Register your students to be the first to experience new programs on the Bill of Rights and the Constitution!
The 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in November 2021, we have several new teaching resources, and will present a live program for young learners.
We Rule: Civics for All of US, a new civic education initiative from the National Archives – just in time for Constitution Day!
New "We Rule: Civics for All of US" interactive distance learning programs for Constitution Day help elementary students explore the big ideas of the Constitution and connect the document to their own lives.
Family History Activities For Kids
Looking for fun ways to engage kids in family history? We have downloadable family trees and immigration activity sheets for kids of all ages.
A New World War II Teaching Resource
Our new World War II page includes hundreds of primary sources and teaching activities!
Spotlight: Finding Footage for National History Day Projects — The Unwritten Record
Check out our sister blog, The Unwritten Record, for a great list of film footage for National History Day projects for this year's theme: "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding"!
Teaching the Holocaust with Primary Sources at the National Archives and U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Find resources about U.S. immigration and refugee policy during World War II and the Holocaust, shared during a recent webinar.