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.
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.
For educators who are now teaching remotely and homeschooling parents, we have several resources for online teaching and learning at the National Archives.
Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives
In this new activity, students engage in a comparison of the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen to learn about the Enlightenment and revolutionary ideas.
In this activity students will dive into three primary sources: Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, and the Bill of Rights from the U.S. Constitution.
Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!
Find resources for teaching the Constitution on Constitution Day, or any day!
DC metro area educators are invited to attend an open house at the National Archives on September 12.
Get ready to go back to school with new professional development webinars from the National Archives!