Tag Archives: primary_sources

The Great Seal of the United States

The Great Seal of the United States is a symbol of our independent nation and its power. The 1782 original design is today’s spotlight document. Continue reading

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Habeas Corpus and a Marriage Photo: Immigration Case Files

Of the nearly 100 documents digitized during our annual teaching institute in Washington, DC, two really stand for learning about Chinese immigration. Continue reading

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The French Gift of Lady Liberty

Today we shine a spotlight on a document that gave the United States one of its most famous monuments: the deed of gift for “Liberty Enlightening the World.” Continue reading

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Responding to Pearl Harbor

Stunned by the tragic events of Pearl Harbor, the American people looked to President Franklin D. Roosevelt to put their emotions into words…and he didn’t let them down. Continue reading

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Join us at NCSS!

Our sessions cover the Bill of Rights, the amendment process, civics, and teaching NHD and C3 with primary sources. Continue reading

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New Chinese Exclusion Act Book and Course!

Students can explore the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the personal stories of those it touched, through these new learning tools. Continue reading

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Upcoming Events for Educators at the National Archives at New York City

The National Archives at New York City’s Learning Center is hosting two educational events next week for New York City area educators. On Thursday, October 15th starting at 4:00 pm, the National Archives is hosting an Educator’s Open House.  Teachers … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar! Quickly add Native American materials to your existing curriculum.

Learn about ways in which to incorporate Native American and other ethnic materials into your Social Studies, History, or Language Arts curriculum. Continue reading

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An Updated DocsTeach is Coming Your Way

We’ve begun an overhaul of DocsTeach.org, our popular online tool for teaching with documents. Look for our new site in late winter! Continue reading

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Constitutional Scavenger Hunt with Political Cartoons Lesson Engages Students

This new lesson guides students to an understanding of how the provisions of the U.S. Constitution are visually represented in popular media. Continue reading

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