Titanic traveling trunks aim to teach students how to examine artifacts and compare the past to the present.
Update: The recorded theme webinar is now posted on National History Day's YouTube channel! Kick off this year's NHD theme on September 12th! Today's post comes from Lynne O’Hara, Director of Programs for National History Day. Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT to learn more about the theme on a live … Continue reading NHD 2018 Theme Webinar
We built the Remembering WWI app with teachers in mind. Here are some ideas for classroom use.
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.