In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to … Continue reading Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
A new page on DocsTeach.org includes primary sources and activities for teaching about the Vietnam War.
We have a fun summer planned for both families and educators at our National Archives and Presidential Library locations around the country! July Fourth Come to the home of the Declaration of Independence to join us as we celebrate our nation's birthday! If you can't come in person to Washington, DC, join through YouTube and … Continue reading Summer Programs Around the National Archives
Introducing undergraduate students to the importance of archival research and materials by encouraging them to become citizen transcribers for the National Archives as part of their coursework
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!
Educators in our Primarily Teaching summer institute in Seattle scanned documents on Native American land and fishing rights in the West.
Educators came to research our holdings to find and digitize documents for lessons and activities on Chinese immigration.
Our intern offers insight into how she’ll teach the 14th Amendment to her AP students next year using primary sources.
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
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