In Green v. New Kent County, the 1968 Supreme Court ruled that a "freedom of choice" plan was not sufficient to bring about desegregation. The decision spurred on desegregation in earnest in Virginia schools.
Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives
Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!
Discover new primary sources and teaching activities on DocsTeach. Learn about an art competition for grades 4-6.
Find primary sources and teaching activities related to women's rights and changing roles in American history on a new DocsTeach topic page.
Primary sources and teaching activities provide students an opportunity to compare and contrast attitudes on immigration during this turbulent period in modern history.
Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach
A journal article and podcast provide a deeper dive into students rights cases, including Tinker v. Des Moines.
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 rights case Dorothy E. Davis, et al. v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, … Continue reading “Separate but Equal” in Photographs
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 Described or, A New and Correct Sett of Maps" from 1707 to 1717. His series … Continue reading New on DocsTeach: WWI Stories, Google Classroom Integration, Maps, Voting Rights, and More