Share historical campaign memorabilia with your students on our new DocsTeach Election Collection page! We've assembled a wide variety of documents, photographs, artifacts and other historical items from the holdings of our Presidential Libraries — our Election Collection. Topics highlight political memorabilia from Presidential campaigns from the 1850s through the 1990s. Check out posters, fashion, buttons & jewelry, food … Continue reading Presidential Campaign Memorabilia on DocsTeach
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.
Interactive exhibits in Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy collection tell the story of presidential elections in the United States.
Just for fun — we've got a lineup of St. Patrick's Day-themed primary sources to bring a little shamrock spirit into your classroom this March 17th. The Original Federal Order On 3/16/1780 George Washington’s General Order granted Saint Patrick’s Day as a holiday to the troops. Cartoons 3/17/1918 – On Saint Patrick's Day, cartoonist Clifford Berryman showed a determined Uncle Sam … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Primary Sources
We offer two free interactive videoconferencing programs on Digital Learning Day, Feb. 17: "Reorganizing the Executive Branch: Hoover and the Federal Government."
A series of interactive videoconferencing programs for grades 5-12 will explore how different presidents in different eras have interpreted and exercised presidential powers.
This summer we welcomed children ages 8-12 and their accompanying adult to our History, Heroes, and Treasures sleepover at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Our guests not only slept in the museum with our nation’s founding documents, but also took part in a range of fun and educational activities related to exploration. While some elements of these … Continue reading Bringing Archives Sleepover Activities to the Classroom
Just hours before the tragedy at Ford’s Theatre, Booth made a visit to the Washington hotel where Vice President Johnson was staying and left today’s spotlight document: a calling card.
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.
Core ideas behind museum-based activities can be adapted for learning about diplomacy in the classroom too.