Young learners can join us to "meet" Rosa Parks and astronaut Nicole Stott!
Post-WWII Teaching Resources
Find primary sources and teaching activities for the Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s).
Teaching Resources for Women’s History and Women’s Rights
Find teaching resources and online student programs for teaching about women’s rights and changing roles in American history.
“Freedom of” or “Freedom From” Religion?
This post is part of our series on the Bill of Rights. We’re highlighting primary sources from our student workbook Putting the Bill of Rights to the Test, that helps students explore core concepts found within the Bill of Rights, and how they’ve impacted American history. This year marks the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the first 10 amendments to the … Continue reading “Freedom of” or “Freedom From” Religion?
Memorable Primary Sources: Teacher-Digitized Documents
Our former intern describes his favorite documents from the hundreds digitized and added to DocsTeach during our Primarily Teaching workshops earlier this year.
A Primary Source Transcription Mission!
We're inviting students, teachers, and learners of all ages to make primary sources more accessible by transcribing them.
New NASA Documents Digitized by Teachers in Atlanta
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
Space Race Teaching Activities
Students learn about the pioneering Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs that set the foundation for the modern space program and played an integral role in the Cold War.
New JFK Challenge iPad App
The free app turns players into NASA and Peace Corps trainees ready to accept President Kennedy's charge to accomplish great things and make a difference in the world.
Open Registration for Summer Professional Development
We are now accepting applications for Primarily Teaching—our summer institute for educators on using historical documents in the classroom. Learn more and apply online. Summer 2015 workshops will be held at our locations in: Atlanta (Morrow, GA) June 22–26 Chicago, June 22–26 Seattle, July 6–10 Washington, DC, July 6–10 West Branch, IA, July 20–24 All workshops will have a national theme—Exploration, … Continue reading Open Registration for Summer Professional Development