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Post-WWII Teaching Resources

Find primary sources and teaching activities for the Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s).

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Teaching Resources for Black History Month

Find primary sources and educational activities for teaching about African American history during Black History Month or any time.

Summer Student Programs and Teacher Professional Development

Summer & Fall Online Student Programs and Professional Development Webinars for Educators

Join us online this summer and fall! We have programs for K-12 students and professional development for educators.

Right in America

Teaching Civil Rights with DocsTeach

DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives, is full of primary sources and tools for teaching about civil rights.

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At-Home Learning Activities for High School

Check out these online resources for teaching American history or government to high school students.

Excerpt of Opinion in Green v. New Kent County

Striking Down “Freedom of Choice” Plans for School Desegregation: Green v. New Kent County

In Green v. New Kent County, the 1968 Supreme Court ruled that a "freedom of choice" plan was not sufficient to bring about desegregation. The decision spurred on desegregation in earnest in Virginia schools.

Children Waiting for Chocolate During Operation Vittles

New on DocsTeach: School Desegregation, Cold War Berlin, UFOs, the Oklahoma Land Rush, and More

Recent highlights of primary sources newly added to DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives

DocsTeach NHD page

Breaking Barriers in History: Resources for NHD 2020

Find primary sources and teaching activities for National History Day!