Last month, over 400 students from across New York City participated in the 25th anniversary of New York City History Day. This annual contest is hosted and organized by the Museum of the City of New York. After months of researching their topics and crafting their performance, exhibit, documentary, website or essay, students in grades 6 … Continue reading 25th Anniversary New York City History Day!
A tool in our new online catalog allows you to transcribe any of the millions of digitized primary sources in our holdings. This week in particular, we've set a goal to collectively transcribe 1,000 pages. Transcription is just one part of our Citizen Archivist Dashboard — where we provide opportunities for the public to participate in projects that add value to our holdings … Continue reading A Transcription Challenge
The 12th annual Teachers Conference will take place July 13–17.
We are now accepting applications for Primarily Teaching—our summer institute for educators on using historical documents in the classroom. Learn more and apply online. Summer 2015 workshops will be held at our locations in: Atlanta (Morrow, GA) June 22–26 Chicago, June 22–26 Seattle, July 6–10 Washington, DC, July 6–10 West Branch, IA, July 20–24 All workshops will have a national theme—Exploration, … Continue reading Open Registration for Summer Professional Development
Do your students need help with research or polishing up their National History Day (NHD) project?
Start teaching the history of a Native American tribe or tribes using American Indian Treaties and our online tools.
Our new webpages yield primary sources related to American Indians and teaching and research tools.
This video covers the differences in primary and secondary sources, how to use primary sources, how to find primary sources, and what judges are looking for in annotated bibliographies and process papers.
Eighth grader Allie Tubbs reflects on her National History Day project and winning Nationals.
Many new primary sources are now available as teaching tools on DocsTeach.org thanks to our summer interns!