Tag Archives: lesson_plans

Focus on Reconstruction: New Teaching Activities

Access new DocsTeach teaching activities created by U.S. history teacher Andrew Zetts. Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Working with Documents in Remembering WWI

Ready-to-use strategies for helping students work with newly digitized WWI-era primary sources featured in the new Remembering WWI app Continue reading

Posted in Online Tools, Partner Organizations, Professional Development, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Professional Development Webinar Series: Finding Resources Related to Native Americans and Alaska Natives

Register for one or both of our fall webinars in a new series for educators featuring resources for locating and using Federal records related to Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Continue reading

Posted in Partner Organizations, Professional Development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Teaching Conflicting Opinions

We’ve developed lessons to help students grasp the necessary steps for understanding and dealing with conflicting opinions. Continue reading

Posted in Partner Organizations, Professional Development, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Truman Presidential Inquiries

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. Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans | Tagged , , , , , ,

Introducing FOIA to a New Generation

We’re developing teaching resources about key historical events and how records shed light on the Government’s actions. Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Examining the Second Amendment Using Plain Writing and Historical Context

The Second Amendment might be used to teach plain writing, historical context, and fundamental primary source research. Continue reading

Posted in Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New eBook and Lesson: Representing Congress

Use political cartoons to engage your students in a discussion of what Congress is, how it works, and what it does. Continue reading

Posted in Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans | Tagged , , , , , ,

Prohibition and Its Consequences: A New DocsTeach Activity

Students will explore the consequences of the 18th Amendment, that prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans | Tagged , , , , ,

James Madison Debates a Bill of Rights

Students can explore the debates over the addition of a bill of rights to the Constitution in a new lesson plan from the National Humanities Center. Continue reading

Posted in Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans | Tagged , , , , , ,