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New Features on DocsTeach

We’re happy to share some recent improvements we’ve made to DocsTeach.org, our online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives! New Analyzing Documents Tool We’re very excited about our first new activity tool since we launched DocsTeach almost seven years … 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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Prohibition and Its Consequences: A New DocsTeach Activity

Students will explore the consequences of the 18th Amendment, that prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” Continue reading

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Space Race Teaching Activities

Students learn about the pioneering Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs that set the foundation for the modern space program and played an integral role in the Cold War. Continue reading

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Art as Propaganda in World War I

Two new WWI teaching activities introduce students to artists employed to show the war to Americans back home. Continue reading

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New DocsTeach Activity: Congress in Article I of the U.S. Constitution

Students match primary sources to clauses from Article I of the U.S. Constitution that detail six powers of Congress in our newest online activity. Continue reading

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The Importance of Treaties for Teaching American Indian History

Start teaching the history of a Native American tribe or tribes using American Indian Treaties and our online tools. Continue reading

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New Resources for Teaching the History of Native America

Our new webpages yield primary sources related to American Indians and teaching and research tools. Continue reading

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Forty years ago: Desegregation in Boston Public Schools

Newly digitized primary sources and online teaching activities related to education equality are available on DocsTeach. Continue reading

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New DocsTeach Activity: The Night Before D-Day

We commemorate the 70th anniversary with an activity focusing on two documents related to the Allied invasion of June 6, 1944. Continue reading

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