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“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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Teaching the Vietnam War with DocsTeach

A new page on DocsTeach.org includes primary sources and activities for teaching about the Vietnam War. Continue reading

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“Three Generations of Imbeciles are Enough” — The Case of Buck v. Bell

A newly digitized Supreme Court Case file can help students learn about the eugenics movement and its impact on one of the most infamous Supreme Court decisions: Buck v. Bell. Continue reading

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Primary Source Highlights on DocsTeach

We’re constantly updating DocsTeach.org — the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Here are some recent highlights. Newly Added Primary Sources Hollywood Ten – We recently added court documents related to the screenwriters, producers, and directors who … Continue reading

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Eyewitness Accounts of Anti-Jewish Persecution in Russia in the Early 20th Century: The Cowen Report

A newly digitized immigration file can help students learn about persecution against Jewish people in Russia in the early 1900s, and how it caused a spike in Jewish immigration to the United States. Continue reading

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How Are You Persuaded? – Historical Election Memorabilia

Our six-question “personality quiz” can be a quick class warm-up activity, and provides a way to bring historical campaigns and memorabilia into this election season. Continue reading

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Presidential Campaign Memorabilia on DocsTeach

Share historical campaign memorabilia with your students on our new DocsTeach Election Collection page! We’ve assembled a wide variety of documents, photographs, artifacts and other historical items from the holdings of our Presidential Libraries — our Election Collection. Topics highlight political … Continue reading

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Habeas Corpus and a Marriage Photo: Immigration Case Files

Of the nearly 100 documents digitized during our annual teaching institute in Washington, DC, two really stand for learning about Chinese immigration. Continue reading

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Memorable Primary Sources: Teacher-Digitized Documents

Our former intern describes his favorite documents from the hundreds digitized and added to DocsTeach during our Primarily Teaching workshops earlier this year. Continue reading

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