A New World War II Teaching Resource

Our new World War II page includes hundreds of primary sources and teaching activities!

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Teaching Resources Related to American Presidents

Find primary sources and educational activities for teaching about American Presidents.

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Teaching Resources for Black History Month

Find primary sources and educational activities for teaching about African American history during Black History Month or any time.

Teaching the Holocaust with Primary Sources at the National Archives and U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Find resources about U.S. immigration and refugee policy during World War II and the Holocaust, shared during a recent webinar.

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.

Pearl Harbor Primary Sources & Teaching Activities

As the Pearl Harbor anniversary approaches, we're sharing historical documents, posters, photographs, and more related to the attack and its impact on U.S. History. On DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives, you can find primary sources like maps and speeches – even images taken by the Japanese military during … Continue reading Pearl Harbor Primary Sources & Teaching Activities

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Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation

In the new teaching activity "Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation," students learn the origins of Thanksgiving, then examine President Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation that created a national holiday.

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Teaching Resources for the Progressive Era, 1920s, Immigration, and a Changing America

Access primary sources and teaching activities for the Progressive Era, the 1920s, immigration, and a changing America at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.