Our new webpages yield primary sources related to American Indians and teaching and research tools.
Newly digitized primary sources and online teaching activities related to education equality are available on DocsTeach.
We commemorate the 70th anniversary with an activity focusing on two documents related to the Allied invasion of June 6, 1944.
Choose primary sources and pull them together into an online learning activity using one of our DocsTeach tools.
Students can reflect on the lives of soldiers during the Civil War by analyzing photographs taken by renowned photographer Mathew Brady in this new learning activity on DocsTeach.org. The holdings of the National Archives include over 6,000 photographs taken by Brady and his associates during the Civil War era; 16 are included in this activity. In … Continue reading The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady, a New Teaching Activity
Students analyze a petition signed by over 50% of the native Hawaiian population against becoming a part of the United States
Students will analyze the Zimmermann telegram to evaluate whether the United States should have entered World War I.
In this new activity on DocsTeach.org—our online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives—students will read, analyze, and summarize Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, that established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We suggest teaching with this activity during a unit on civil rights in grades 9–12. Approximate time needed … Continue reading New DocsTeach Activity: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Reconstruction was a tumultuous period in American history, and the question of whether it produced lasting change in regard to civil rights is still debated by scholars. A DocsTeach Activity using primary sources allows your students to enter the debate and develop critical thinking skills by evaluating historical congressional records as historians. Available on DocsTeach.org, … Continue reading To What Extent was Reconstruction a Revolution?
A new primary source activity introduces students to the Crafts, who escaped slavery and were pursued under the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850.