In April 1951, students at Moton High School in Prince Edward County, VA, led by 16-year-old Barbara Johns, went on strike to persuade their local school board to build them a better school. This eventually led to the landmark civil rights case Dorothy E. Davis, et al. v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, … Continue reading “Separate but Equal” in Photographs
We've been busy adding new primary sources and features to DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Here are some recent highlights: Maps from the Moll Atlas - Cartographer Herman Moll worked on "The World Described or, A New and Correct Sett of Maps" from 1707 to 1717. His series … Continue reading New on DocsTeach: WWI Stories, Google Classroom Integration, Maps, Voting Rights, and More
Access new DocsTeach teaching activities created by U.S. history teacher Andrew Zetts.
If you’re in the Austin, Texas, area, join us at the LBJ Presidential Library for the teacher workshop "The Struggle for Voting Rights: From the 15th Amendment to Today," on February 21st.
A “Girl Power” workshop connects participants with historical photos of girls from the records of the National Archives, stimulating creative thinking and writing.
Join us for “Records of Change: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement with Primary Sources from the National Archives” on February 8 at 4:30 pm ET. Register for this free webinar now. Bring the Civil Rights Movement into your classroom with primary sources from the National Archives. During this interactive webinar, examine the Federal Government’s role … Continue reading New Webinar on Teaching the Civil Rights Movement
We're offering brand new free distance learning programs for the K-12 classroom.
This new infographic explains basic facts about the public’s rights under the Freedom of Information Act and what to expect during the FOIA process.
Interactive exhibits in Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy collection tell the story of presidential elections in the United States.
Engage students in classroom discussions about due process and the Fifth Amendment using primary sources about Japanese-American "relocation" during WWII.