Whaling is a major part of history! It offers windows into the past through music, art, mathematics, science, and geography.
Newly digitized primary sources and online teaching activities related to education equality are available on DocsTeach.
Many new primary sources are now available as teaching tools on DocsTeach.org thanks to our summer interns!
Documents from the civil action court case Tallulah Morgan et al. v. James W. Hennigan et al. are online for the first time.
The upcoming Primarily Teaching Summer workshop will be held in several locations this year.
Find resources about John F. Kennedy, his administration, and his assassination from the National Archives.
Several new documents have been added to DocsTeach over the past few months. Our former intern shares some of her favorite new additions.
Today we highlight a document brand new to DocsTeach. We added this 1968 letter from an attorney condemning the conviction of the “Boston Five" just this morning! Teachers at the National Archives at Boston who are participating in Primarily Teaching 2013 this week have been identifying primary source documents related to draft resistance during the Vietnam War. … Continue reading “Boston Five” Letter
The National Archives at Boston in Waltham, MA, and the Boston African American National Historic Site are teaming up to offer the 2013 Summer Institute for teachers "Fighting for Freedom at Home and on the Front: Boston's Struggle for Freedom, 1806–1865." The two-day institute takes place Monday, June 24, 2013 and Tuesday, June 25, 2013. … Continue reading “Fighting for Freedom”: A Free Summer Institute from the National Archives at Boston and the National Park Service
"Mr. President, It is my Desire to be free." Thus wrote (another - not me!) Annie Davis to Abraham Lincoln, 20 months after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing from Belair, Maryland, she continued, “Will you please let me know if we are free.” But she was not. The Emancipation Proclamation affected only those states … Continue reading Mr. President, It is my Desire to be free.