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Elementary Age At-Home Learning Activities

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.

We Declare Activity

We Declare!: A New Teaching Activity Comparing American and French Revolutionary Documents

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.

Golden Spike Ceremony

New Resources: Transcontinental Railroad, Revolutionary War, WWII, and a Youth Art Competition

Discover new primary sources and teaching activities on DocsTeach. Learn about an art competition for grades 4-6.

Mr. President How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty

New Women’s Rights Teaching Resources

Find primary sources and teaching activities related to women's rights and changing roles in American history on a new DocsTeach topic page.

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.