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
We've been busy adding new primary sources and features to DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Here are some recent highlights: Maps from the Moll Atlas - Cartographer Herman Moll worked on "The World Described or, A New and Correct Sett of Maps" from 1707 to 1717. His series … Continue reading New on DocsTeach: WWI Stories, Google Classroom Integration, Maps, Voting Rights, and More
Newly digitized narratives written by WWI servicemen after their return from the front document the experience of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
This summer, join us for one of our professional development workshops for educators. Professional Development Webinars Visit the National Archives without leaving your school or home! Our interactive webinars feature resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom: An Introduction to DocsTeach.org and Online Resources from the National Archives, August 13 & 17 … Continue reading Summer Professional Development Around the National Archives
Access new DocsTeach teaching activities created by U.S. history teacher Andrew Zetts.
If you’re in the Austin, Texas, area, join us at the LBJ Presidential Library for the teacher workshop "The Struggle for Voting Rights: From the 15th Amendment to Today," on February 21st.
In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to … Continue reading Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
"Presidential Powers with Documents from the National Archives" – a free distance learning program for grades 6-12 – kicks off the 2018 Presidential Primary Sources Project on Thursday, January 18! Join us at 11 a.m. ET or 2 p.m. ET to explore the executive branch and powers of the President through primary sources. We'll examine presidential appointments, pardons, … Continue reading Free Online Programs on Presidential Legacy Begin January 18th
Titanic traveling trunks aim to teach students how to examine artifacts and compare the past to the present.
Ready-to-use strategies for helping students work with newly digitized WWI-era primary sources featured in the new Remembering WWI app