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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.

Amelia Earhart activity, Monuments Activity, Letter analysis activity

K-5 Teaching Resources

Find resources for teaching K-5 students, including primary sources, online teaching activities, and virtual programs.

What is Patent Number 139,121?

Check out newly published online teaching activities that focus on some of the most famous patent records and inventions in our holdings.

Bring the Constitution to Life

Get Ready for Constitution Day!

We have programs and resources to help you teach about the Constitution on Constitution Day or any day!