Dr. Patricia Bath

“A Phenomenal Story”: A Student Discovers the Barrier-Breaking Life and Work of Dr. Patricia Bath

Read about one student's research into legislative, genealogical and video sources to create a National History Day documentary project about Dr. Patricia Bath.

Hand raising in the air in front of an American flag at a march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in 2000

The Bill of Rights and Expanding Rights in America

Find primary source documents and teaching activities related to protecting and expanding rights in America in commemoration of Bill of Rights Day on December 15.

Elections & Voting, with campaign buttons and Electoral vote tally document

Teaching about Elections & Voting

Find primary sources and teaching activities related to elections and voting on our new DocsTeach page.

Communication in History: Resources for NHD 2021

Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!

Summer Student Programs and Teacher Professional Development

Summer & Fall Online Student Programs and Professional Development Webinars for Educators

Join us online this summer and fall! We have programs for K-12 students and professional development for educators.

Right in America

Teaching Civil Rights with DocsTeach

DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives, is full of primary sources and tools for teaching about civil rights.

Images from Nixon Visits China activity

At-Home Learning Activities for High School

Check out these online resources for teaching American history or government to high school students.