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.

DocsTeach NHD page

Breaking Barriers in History: Resources for NHD 2020

Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!

Bring the Constitution to life!

Get Ready for Constitution Day!

Find resources for teaching the Constitution on Constitution Day, or any day!

Teachers at 2017 open house

Educators Open House in Washington, DC

DC metro area educators are invited to attend an open house at the National Archives on September 12.

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.

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.