Lessons available in the “Truman Presidential Inquiries” project pose a question connected to Truman’s time as president, then direct the learner to carefully consider what the evidence reveals.
Students will explore the consequences of the 18th Amendment, that prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.”
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
This new lesson guides students to an understanding of how the provisions of the U.S. Constitution are visually represented in popular media.
Today’s spotlight document comes in the form of a printed patent drawing. This illustration was part of a 1904 application for an improved game board.
The 1862 Homestead Act provided Americans the opportunity for federal land grants. Today's spotlight is on the first claim to be filed under the Homestead Act.
For today’s spotlight document we take a look at the treasury warrant used for the purchase of the 49th state.
Just hours before the tragedy at Ford’s Theatre, Booth made a visit to the Washington hotel where Vice President Johnson was staying and left today’s spotlight document: a calling card.
Our intern offers insight into how she’ll teach the 14th Amendment to her AP students next year using primary sources.
Last week, we welcomed teachers to Atlanta for our annual Primarily Teaching summer institute. These educators explored the holdings of the National Archives at Atlanta for classroom-suitable documents, and ended up discovering NASA documents on really interesting space topics like the SkyLab 3 zero-gravity student experiment. The year 1973 found two spiders, Arabella and Anita, blasting off … Continue reading New NASA Documents Digitized by Teachers in Atlanta