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.
Questioning Chinese Exclusion: The “Chinese Village” at the 1899 National Export Exposition
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.
Immigration Primary Sources & Teaching Activities
Find primary sources and online teaching activities related to immigration on DocsTeach.
Teaching Resources for the Progressive Era, 1920s, Immigration, and a Changing America
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.
Resources for Teaching about Industrialization & Immigration
Find primary sources and online activities for teaching about Industrialization and Immigration.
At-Home Learning Activities for High School
Check out these online resources for teaching American history or government to high school students.
Habeas Corpus and a Marriage Photo: Immigration Case Files
Of the nearly 100 documents digitized during our annual teaching institute in Washington, DC, two really stand for learning about Chinese immigration.
Primary Sources Show How the Chinese Exclusion Act was Applied
This summer we digitized several fascinating documents related to the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Join us at NCSS!
Our sessions cover the Bill of Rights, the amendment process, civics, and teaching NHD and C3 with primary sources.
New Chinese Exclusion Act Book and Course!
Students can explore the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the personal stories of those it touched, through these new learning tools.