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.
In this guest post, teacher Maria Adamson shares techniques for drawing students into the messiness of history, and giving them practice asking critically minded questions of the sources they encounter. Using this approach, she developed two new teaching activities focusing on identification papers of several Chinese people who were "on exhibit" in an ethnographic display in Philadelphia in 1899.
Find primary sources and online teaching activities related to immigration on DocsTeach.
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.
Find primary sources and online activities for teaching about Industrialization and Immigration.
Check out these online resources for teaching American history or government to high school students.
Of the nearly 100 documents digitized during our annual teaching institute in Washington, DC, two really stand for learning about Chinese immigration.
This summer we digitized several fascinating documents related to the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Our sessions cover the Bill of Rights, the amendment process, civics, and teaching NHD and C3 with primary sources.
Students can explore the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the personal stories of those it touched, through these new learning tools.