Upcoming Professional Development Webinars

Check out our schedule of summer and fall webinars for educators. Visit the National Archives without leaving your school or home! Our interactive webinars feature historical documents, images, maps, posters, and other primary sources — as well as resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom. All are free of charge. Find the complete … Continue reading Upcoming Professional Development Webinars

Open Registration for Summer Professional Development

We are now accepting applications for Primarily Teaching—our summer institute for educators on using historical documents in the classroom.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

The Golden Spike in the Transcontinental Railroad

Today we shine a spotlight on this photograph of the golden spike ceremony taken in Promontory, Utah. As school lets out and vacation begins, we're changing up our posts for the summer. Look for these spotlights highlighting great documents, photographs, posters, and more from our holdings. The Transcontinental Railroad was completed on May 10, 1869, … Continue reading The Golden Spike in the Transcontinental Railroad

A New Way to Hear about our Teaching Resources and Education Programs

Welcome! Here we’ll regularly share new document-based teaching tools, lesson plans, learning activities, student field trip ideas, professional development opportunities, newly available primary sources, and multi-media and web content. The National Archives holds all kinds of permanently valuable documents–written documents, images, maps, audio, video, charts, and more–from all three branches of our government. Just a … Continue reading A New Way to Hear about our Teaching Resources and Education Programs