Pearl Harbor Primary Sources & Teaching Activities

As the Pearl Harbor anniversary approaches, we're sharing historical documents, posters, photographs, and more related to the attack and its impact on U.S. History. On DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives, you can find primary sources like maps and speeches – even images taken by the Japanese military during … Continue reading Pearl Harbor Primary Sources & Teaching Activities

Communication in History: Resources for NHD 2021

Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!

Right in America

Teaching Civil Rights with DocsTeach

DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives, is full of primary sources and tools for teaching about civil rights.

Images from Nixon Visits China activity

At-Home Learning Activities for High School

Check out these online resources for teaching American history or government to high school students.

Dogging The Communists photo

New on DocsTeach: War & Protest Photos, Alexander Hamilton, the Bill of Rights and More

Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach

The Celebrated Hindu Poet, Rabindranath Tagore, Coming from India, Stopped at Cap Martin on the Cote d’Azur Before Continuing on Towards Paris

Finding Rabindranath Tagore in the Holdings of the National Archives

How might Indian writer, poet, educator, musician, and visionary Rabindranath Tagore have crossed paths with the Federal Government of the United States? What Federal records exist?

“Separate but Equal” in Photographs

In April 1951, students at Moton High School in Prince Edward County, VA, led by 16-year-old Barbara Johns, went on strike to persuade their local school board to build them a better school. This eventually led to the landmark civil rights case Dorothy E. Davis, et al. v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, … Continue reading “Separate but Equal” in Photographs

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