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Post-WWII Teaching Resources

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

Students in classroom in Moton High School

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.

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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.

“Separate but Equal” in Photographs

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

New on DocsTeach: WWI Stories, Google Classroom Integration, Maps, Voting Rights, and More

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

New Features on DocsTeach

We're happy to share some recent improvements we've made to DocsTeach.org, our online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives! New Analyzing Documents Tool We're very excited about our first new activity tool since we launched DocsTeach almost seven years ago! Create activities with the Analyzing Documents tool to teach students the process of document … Continue reading New Features on DocsTeach