A new resource from the National Archives – Milestone Documents – provides access to primary sources that highlight pivotal moments in the course of American history and government.
Free Online Programs on the Presidency Begin January 18th
The Presidential Primary Sources Project offers a series of free, standards-aligned, 45-minute interactive webinars for students in grades 4-12.
Post-WWII Teaching Resources
Find primary sources and teaching activities for the Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s).
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.
Teaching the Great Depression & New Deal
Find primary sources and online teaching activities for the Great Depression and New Deal on DocsTeach.
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.
At-Home Learning Activities for High School
Check out these online resources for teaching American history or government to high school students.
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