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National Archives Documents in New iPad App–The New Immigrants: NYC 1880-1924

Over thirty National Archives documents are part of a free educational app for the iPad called the New Immigrants: NYC 1880-1924. Created by the New York City Department of Education (via app developer Vanguard Direct), the app includes photographs, written documents, … Continue reading

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December Education Programs

Check out some of our events around the country in December. Continue reading

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Interns Help Make Newly Digitized Documents Available to Teachers on DocsTeach

Many new primary sources are now available as teaching tools on DocsTeach.org thanks to our summer interns! Continue reading

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Teachers Digitize Immigration Documents in Washington, DC

Over 50 documents related to Ellis Island and immigration are now available thanks to teachers in our Primarily Teaching summer institute. Continue reading

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Vote for our first “Records of Rights” display document!

Get your students involved in choosing which rights-related document will display in our new exhibition, “Records of Rights,” opening November 8 in Washington, DC. Continue reading

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Propaganda Posters and the Common Core

I don’t know if it says something about me, but I have always been fascinated with propaganda posters.  When I was in the classroom, I probably spent more time than I had to focusing on the various symbols, messages, and … Continue reading

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Hands-On Immigration Activities in New York

With over 12 billion documents in the National Archives, our records have countless stories to tell. Even with just three types of documents—a passenger arrival record, census record and a naturalization record—one can learn quite a bit about a person’s … Continue reading

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Play Ball! (Primary Sources Edition)

Have you ever used current events to pique students’ interest? Leveraged your students’ hobbies to guide which primary sources you offer up for analysis? Do you have baseball fans in your classroom? We’ve got a brand new resource full of primary … Continue reading

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The National Archives Partners with the National Park Service in NYC

Today’s post comes from blogger Christopher Zarr, education specialist at the National Archives at New York City. The National Archives and the National Park Service have a lot in common. We preserve the records of our Government so that all people … Continue reading

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