Batman for U.S. Savings Bonds, 1966 FilmGeneral Records of the Department of the Treasury Want to learn more about Motion Pictures resources at the National Archives and see clips of some of our historic films? Join us this Thursday evening, October 13, for our FREE interactive webinar The Film(ed) Frontier. The program is based on our article in … Continue reading Interested in Motion Pictures?
Resources for National History Day 2023: Frontiers in History
A frontier in music: United States Patent 5,255,452 - the shoes used to perform the anti-gravity illusion move seen in Michael Jackson's 1988 "Smooth Criminal" video. Congratulations to all the students who participated in and were recognized at the National History Day 2022 contests! Your work is always inspirational, and we are happy to know … Continue reading Resources for National History Day 2023: Frontiers in History
Summer Professional Development Opportunities
Join the National Archives this summer for online and onsite professional development opportunities! "The Booker T. Washington Agricultural School on Wheels," Madison County Alabama, 1923. Available at https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/madison-county-school-on-wheels Online Opportunities - at a Glance July 12–14: Truman Library Teachers ConferenceJuly 19, 21, 26, & 28: We Rule: Civics for All of US Teacher Professional Development WorkshopsAugust … Continue reading Summer Professional Development Opportunities
Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources
This is an example of a primary source that you can pair with the Understanding Perspective worksheet. It shows an art class at the Phoenix Indian School in Arizona in 1900. The photograph comes from the records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was taken by a government photographer. Available at https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/art-class-phoenix-indian-school-arizona Help your … Continue reading Understanding Perspective in Primary Sources
Milestone Documents in American History
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.
When Hoover met Hitler, a Lesson in Media Literacy
Students can study press coverage of a 1938 meeting between former President Hoover and Adolf Hitler to learn about media literacy, conflicting primary sources, and Constitutional rights. Join us February 1st for a free, interactive program for students in grades 4-12!
Commemorate Bill of Rights Day with Student Programs and Classroom Resources
Register your students to be the first to experience new programs on the Bill of Rights and the Constitution!
Free Online Programs on the Presidency Begin January 18th
The Presidential Primary Sources Project offers a series of free, standards-aligned, 45-minute interactive webinars for students in grades 4-12.
Decisions of the Board of Special Inquiry: The Story of Irish Immigrant Bridget Donaghy
In this guest post, former intern Griffin Godoy shares how he researched federal records to trace the immigration and naturalization story of an Irish Teenager.
Primary Sources Related to the Olympics
As the school year winds down, we're looking ahead to the summer – including the 2021 Summer Olympics.