A new resource from the National Archives – Milestone Documents – provides access to primary sources that highlight pivotal moments in the course of American history and government.
Oppressed Women Ask the Government to “Make Amends”
A petition created by Alaska Native women during World War II can help students understand the right of the people to “petition for redress of grievances.”
The Purchase of Alaska
For today’s spotlight document we take a look at the treasury warrant used for the purchase of the 49th state.
The DocsTeach App for iPad
The DocsTeach App extends learning activities from the DocsTeach website to your students' iPads. Using the app, they can choose a topic, such as “Civics & Government” or “Postwar U.S. 1945–early 1970s,” and challenge themselves with a DocsTeach activity, interacting with stories, events, and ideas of the past. The activities are all based on primary source documents from the … Continue reading The DocsTeach App for iPad
What’s in the National Archives and how’s it organized?
Today's post comes from Carol Buswell, education specialist at the National Archives at Seattle. Archives are almost nothing like libraries, except that they are open to the public for research purposes. Be prepared to learn something completely new. First, let’s talk about what you’re probably used to: libraries. Libraries collect documents. They are in competition … Continue reading What’s in the National Archives and how’s it organized?