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.

DocsTeach NHD page

Breaking Barriers in History: Resources for NHD 2020

Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!

Political Cartoon

New Webinars from the National Archives

Get ready to go back to school with new professional development webinars from the National Archives!

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.

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.

Dogging The Communists photo

New on DocsTeach: War & Protest Photos, Alexander Hamilton, the Bill of Rights and More

Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach

"We Mourn" Student Flyer

Student Rights in the 20th Century: Tinker v. Des Moines, an Article & Podcast

A journal article and podcast provide a deeper dive into students rights cases, including Tinker v. Des Moines.

Charters of Freedom

New for Constitution Day: Distance Learning for Students and a Professional Development Webinar

September 17th is Constitution Day! On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document that they had spent weeks creating: the Constitution of the United States. However, the Constitution is only one of our founding documents. The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights … Continue reading New for Constitution Day: Distance Learning for Students and a Professional Development Webinar