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Teaching from the Archives

Introducing undergraduate students to the importance of archival research and materials by encouraging them to become citizen transcribers for the National Archives as part of their coursework Continue reading

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Eyewitness Accounts of Anti-Jewish Persecution in Russia in the Early 20th Century: The Cowen Report

A newly digitized immigration file can help students learn about persecution against Jewish people in Russia in the early 1900s, and how it caused a spike in Jewish immigration to the United States. Continue reading

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Putting the Bill of Rights to the Test: A New Student Workbook

This primary source-based workbook helps students explore concepts found in the Bill of Rights. Continue reading

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Teaching about Pearl Harbor

Students can work with primary sources as historical evidence to understand the country at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack and the U.S. entrance into World War II. Continue reading

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Find the National Archives at NCSS!

Join us for workshops and special events as part of the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in Washington, DC, in December 2016. 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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How Are You Persuaded? – Historical Election Memorabilia

Our six-question “personality quiz” can be a quick class warm-up activity, and provides a way to bring historical campaigns and memorabilia into this election season. Continue reading

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Presidential Campaign Memorabilia on DocsTeach

Share historical campaign memorabilia with your students on our new DocsTeach Election Collection page! We’ve assembled a wide variety of documents, photographs, artifacts and other historical items from the holdings of our Presidential Libraries — our Election Collection. Topics highlight political … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Constitution Day!

Here are a few resources that you can use to talk about the Constitution with your students on Constitution Day or any time. 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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