Telegram from Quanza Passengers to Eleanor Roosevelt

Using Primary Sources to Teach About Americans and the Holocaust

Primary sources and teaching activities provide students an opportunity to compare and contrast attitudes on immigration during this turbulent period in modern history.

Dogging The Communists photo

New on DocsTeach: War & Protest Photos, Alexander Hamilton, the Bill of Rights and More

Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach

letterhead

Fifth and Sixth Graders Learn About Voting, Civic Engagement, and Women’s Suffrage

Students in New Jersey examined letters to Congress, comparing points of view and main arguments. One letter was in favor of women's suffrage. The other was from a women’s group opposed to giving women the right to vote.

"We Mourn" Student Flyer

Student Rights in the 20th Century: Tinker v. Des Moines, an Article & Podcast

A journal article and podcast provide a deeper dive into students rights cases, including Tinker v. Des Moines.

Educator Open House in Washington, DC

Attention DC area educators! Please join us for our annual Educators Open House on Thursday, September 13th from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Enjoy a special after-hours viewing of our exhibits, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Meet … Continue reading Educator Open House in Washington, DC

Webinar screenshot

New DocsTeach Webinars Available upon Request

We are happy to announce a new program in our line-up of professional development webinars: "DocsTeach On Demand." Connect your school or district for an on-demand webinar exploring DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Prior to the webinar, a National Archives educator will work with you to determine what … Continue reading New DocsTeach Webinars Available upon Request

Upcoming Professional Development Webinars

Check out our schedule of summer and fall webinars for educators. Visit the National Archives without leaving your school or home! Our interactive webinars feature historical documents, images, maps, posters, and other primary sources — as well as resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom. All are free of charge. Find the complete … Continue reading Upcoming Professional Development Webinars

“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 rights case Dorothy E. Davis, et al. v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, … Continue reading “Separate but Equal” in Photographs

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 Described or, A New and Correct Sett of Maps" from 1707 to 1717. His series … Continue reading New on DocsTeach: WWI Stories, Google Classroom Integration, Maps, Voting Rights, and More