Tag Archives: primary_sources

Permission to “Take it to the Streets”

The right of the people to peaceably assemble is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. But what happens when a city requires a group to obtain a permit to do so? Continue reading

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Prohibition and Its Consequences: A New DocsTeach Activity

Students will explore the consequences of the 18th Amendment, that prohibited “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes.” Continue reading

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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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