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.
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
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
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
A newly digitized Supreme Court Case file can help students learn about the eugenics movement and its impact on one of the most infamous Supreme Court decisions: Buck v. Bell.
This post is part of our series on the Bill of Rights. We’re highlighting primary sources from our student workbook Putting the Bill of Rights to the Test, that helps students explore core concepts found within the Bill of Rights, and how they’ve impacted American history. This year marks the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the first 10 amendments to the … Continue reading “Freedom of” or “Freedom From” Religion?
Students will learn how rights for African-Americans changed quickly from the Dred Scott decision to the Civil Rights Act of 1875 by examining primary sources and explaining the relationships between them.