In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in November 2021, we have several new teaching resources, and will present a live program for young learners.
New Teaching Activities for Remembering 9/11 Twenty Years Later
Three new teaching activities focus on service, sacrifice, and September 11th.
Decisions of the Board of Special Inquiry: The Story of Irish Immigrant Bridget Donaghy
In this guest post, former intern Griffin Godoy shares how he researched federal records to trace the immigration and naturalization story of an Irish Teenager.
Questioning Chinese Exclusion: The “Chinese Village” at the 1899 National Export Exposition
In this guest post, teacher Maria Adamson shares techniques for drawing students into the messiness of history, and giving them practice asking critically minded questions of the sources they encounter. Using this approach, she developed two new teaching activities focusing on identification papers of several Chinese people who were "on exhibit" in an ethnographic display in Philadelphia in 1899.
A New World War II Teaching Resource
Our new World War II page includes hundreds of primary sources and teaching activities!
Great Depression Primary Sources & Teaching Activities
Find primary sources and learning activities for teaching about the Great Depression.
Teaching Resources Related to American Presidents
Find primary sources and educational activities for teaching about American Presidents.
Immigration Primary Sources & Teaching Activities
Find primary sources and online teaching activities related to immigration on DocsTeach.
Pearl Harbor Primary Sources & Teaching Activities
As the Pearl Harbor anniversary approaches, we're sharing historical documents, posters, photographs, and more related to the attack and its impact on U.S. History. On DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives, you can find primary sources like maps and speeches – even images taken by the Japanese military during … Continue reading Pearl Harbor Primary Sources & Teaching Activities
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.