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At-Home Learning Activities for Middle School

Check out these online activities and lesson plans from around the National Archives and Presidential Libraries for teaching civics or American history to Middle School students.

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Elementary Age At-Home Learning Activities

We've created activities and ideas for teaching elementary age children. These resources focus on skills like sequencing and finding clues in historical objects, and topics like symbols and national monuments.

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Striking Down “Freedom of Choice” Plans for School Desegregation: Green v. New Kent County

In Green v. New Kent County, the 1968 Supreme Court ruled that a "freedom of choice" plan was not sufficient to bring about desegregation. The decision spurred on desegregation in earnest in Virginia schools.

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Breaking Barriers in History: Resources for NHD 2020

Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!

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New on DocsTeach: War & Protest Photos, Alexander Hamilton, the Bill of Rights and More

Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach

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Student Rights in the 20th Century: Tinker v. Des Moines, an Article & Podcast

A journal article and podcast provide a deeper dive into students rights cases, including Tinker v. Des Moines.

“Separate but Equal” in Photographs

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

New on DocsTeach: WWI Stories, Google Classroom Integration, Maps, Voting Rights, and More

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