Ford films show the assembly line, the industrial process, and a wide range of topics outside of industry as well.
A tool in our new online catalog allows you to transcribe any of the millions of digitized primary sources in our holdings. This week in particular, we've set a goal to collectively transcribe 1,000 pages. Transcription is just one part of our Citizen Archivist Dashboard — where we provide opportunities for the public to participate in projects that add value to our holdings … Continue reading A Transcription Challenge
Our partner National History Day invites students and people of all ages to vote for the best leaders in world history.
We offer distance learning programs, a Constitution-based learning lab, our new Bill of Rights eBook and iPad app, and many other online and in-person resources.
Take ideas for classroom activities from these Constitution Day family activities at the National Archives.
Our new Historic Video Footage web page lists over 500 videos related to this year’s NHD theme that students can use in their projects. We have included a sampling on our YouTube channel.
The site nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov includes teaching resources, exhibits and collections, images, audio and video, and a list of upcoming events.
Several new documents have been added to DocsTeach over the past few months. Our former intern shares some of her favorite new additions.
What is a Primary Source? In the very simplest terms, a “primary source” is described as any record that was created at the time of an event by someone who was there. In short, an eyewitness account of some kind. Perhaps it is a photo, map, letter, or other document such as a census record. … Continue reading Considering Context in Primary Sources: The Art of John Trumbull
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 styles the US government used during World War I and World War II to gain … Continue reading Propaganda Posters and the Common Core