Hand raising in the air in front of an American flag at a march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in 2000

The Bill of Rights and Expanding Rights in America

Find primary source documents and teaching activities related to protecting and expanding rights in America in commemoration of Bill of Rights Day on December 15.

Pearl Harbor Primary Sources & Teaching Activities

As the Pearl Harbor anniversary approaches, we're sharing historical documents, posters, photographs, and more related to the attack and its impact on U.S. History. On DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives, you can find primary sources like maps and speeches – even images taken by the Japanese military during … Continue reading Pearl Harbor Primary Sources & Teaching Activities

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Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation

In the new teaching activity "Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation," students learn the origins of Thanksgiving, then examine President Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation that created a national holiday.

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Teaching Resources for the Progressive Era, 1920s, Immigration, and a Changing America

Access primary sources and teaching activities for the Progressive Era, the 1920s, immigration, and a changing America at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.

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Resources Related to American Indians and Native American Heritage

Find resources for teaching about American Indians and the history of Native Communities in relation to the Federal Government.

Amelia Earhart activity, Monuments Activity, Letter analysis activity

K-5 Teaching Resources

Find resources for teaching K-5 students, including primary sources, online teaching activities, and virtual programs.

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Teaching about Elections & Voting

Find primary sources and teaching activities related to elections and voting on our new DocsTeach page.

What is Patent Number 139,121?

Check out newly published online teaching activities that focus on some of the most famous patent records and inventions in our holdings.