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“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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Focus on Reconstruction: New Teaching Activities

Access new DocsTeach teaching activities created by U.S. history teacher Andrew Zetts. Continue reading

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“The Struggle for Voting Rights” Workshop on February 21

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. Continue reading

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Picture This – With DocsTeach!

A “Girl Power” workshop connects participants with historical photos of girls from the records of the National Archives, stimulating creative thinking and writing. Continue reading

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New Webinar on Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

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 … Continue reading

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New Bill of Rights Distance Learning Programs

We’re offering brand new free distance learning programs for the K-12 classroom. Continue reading

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What is the Freedom of Information Act?

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. Continue reading

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The American Democracy Collection: Telling the story of Presidential Elections

Interactive exhibits in Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy collection tell the story of presidential elections in the United States. Continue reading

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Suspending the Right of Due Process: Japanese-American Relocation during World War II

Engage students in classroom discussions about due process and the Fifth Amendment using primary sources about Japanese-American “relocation” during WWII. Continue reading

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