A new resource from the National Archives – Milestone Documents – provides access to primary sources that highlight pivotal moments in the course of American history and government.
K-5 Teaching Resources
Find resources for teaching K-5 students, including primary sources, online teaching activities, and virtual programs.
What is Patent Number 139,121?
Check out newly published online teaching activities that focus on some of the most famous patent records and inventions in our holdings.
Resources for Teaching about Industrialization & Immigration
Find primary sources and online activities for teaching about Industrialization and Immigration.
Resources for Teaching Westward Expansion
If you're teaching about Westward Expansion, we have a variety of primary sources and online teaching activities to add to your toolkit.
Communication in History: Resources for NHD 2021
Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!
A Game Board Patent
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 DocsTeach App for iPad
The DocsTeach App extends learning activities from the DocsTeach website to your students' iPads. Using the app, they can choose a topic, such as “Civics & Government” or “Postwar U.S. 1945–early 1970s,” and challenge themselves with a DocsTeach activity, interacting with stories, events, and ideas of the past. The activities are all based on primary source documents from the … Continue reading The DocsTeach App for iPad
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 source documents, photographs, video, audio, and more. It's a free eBook we published just in … Continue reading Play Ball! (Primary Sources Edition)