Access primary sources and teaching activities for the Progressive Era, the 1920s, immigration, and a changing America at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
Posters and cards distributed on the homefront provide an engaging way to introduce students to World War I.
Just for fun — we've got a lineup of St. Patrick's Day-themed primary sources to bring a little shamrock spirit into your classroom this March 17th. The Original Federal Order On 3/16/1780 George Washington’s General Order granted Saint Patrick’s Day as a holiday to the troops. Cartoons 3/17/1918 – On Saint Patrick's Day, cartoonist Clifford Berryman showed a determined Uncle Sam … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Primary Sources
Today we shine a spotlight on WWI and WWII victory gardens through home front propaganda.
Our former intern describes his favorite documents from the hundreds digitized and added to DocsTeach during our Primarily Teaching workshops earlier this year.
This summer we welcomed children ages 8-12 and their accompanying adult to our History, Heroes, and Treasures sleepover at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Our guests not only slept in the museum with our nation’s founding documents, but also took part in a range of fun and educational activities related to exploration. While some elements of these … Continue reading Bringing Archives Sleepover Activities to the Classroom