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.
In this activity students will dive into three primary sources: Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, and the Bill of Rights from the U.S. Constitution.
Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!
Find resources for teaching the Constitution on Constitution Day, or any day!
DC metro area educators are invited to attend an open house at the National Archives on September 12.
The Center for Legislative Archives has published a new lesson plan called Congress and Civility by Design.
Discover new primary sources and teaching activities on DocsTeach. Learn about an art competition for grades 4-6.
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.
The documents presented here are used in a classroom activity for high school students and develops the skill of “Historical Issues-Analysis & Decision-Making.”
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.