Golden Spike Ceremony

New Resources: Transcontinental Railroad, Revolutionary War, WWII, and a Youth Art Competition

Discover new primary sources and teaching activities on DocsTeach. Learn about an art competition for grades 4-6.

The "Write" Stuff 2019 flyer

The “Write” Stuff at the National Archives

The “Write” Stuff writing and research festival is back for its third year at the National Archives in Washington, DC. On Saturday June 1st, 2019, aspiring young authors and illustrators (and their families!) are invited to spend the day learning how to find the “write” stuff to tell their stories! This event brings acclaimed authors Debbie … Continue reading The “Write” Stuff at the National Archives

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.”

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.

"We Mourn" Student Flyer

Student Rights in the 20th Century: Tinker v. Des Moines, an Article & Podcast

A journal article and podcast provide a deeper dive into students rights cases, including Tinker v. Des Moines.

Summer Professional Development Around the National Archives

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: An Introduction to DocsTeach.org and Online Resources from the National Archives, August 13 & 17 … Continue reading Summer Professional Development Around the National Archives

“The Struggle for Voting Rights” Workshop on February 21

If you’re in the Austin, Texas, area, join us at the LBJ Presidential Library for the teacher workshop "The Struggle for Voting Rights: From the 15th Amendment to Today," on February 21st.

American Indian Boarding School Workshop on January 29

If you're in the New York City area, join us for the workshop "American Indian Boarding School Experience" on Monday, January 29th from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Registration is required: www.facinghistory.org/calendar/pe2018ny1-smithsonian-institute-national-museum-american-american-indian-boarding-school What is the legacy and impact of American Indian boarding schools? … Continue reading American Indian Boarding School Workshop on January 29

Free Online Programs on Presidential Legacy Begin January 18th

"Presidential Powers with Documents from the National Archives" – a free distance learning program for grades 6-12 – kicks off the 2018 Presidential Primary Sources Project on Thursday, January 18! Join us at 11 a.m. ET or 2 p.m. ET to explore the executive branch and powers of the President through primary sources. We'll examine presidential appointments, pardons, … Continue reading Free Online Programs on Presidential Legacy Begin January 18th