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Fifth and Sixth Graders Learn About Voting, Civic Engagement, and Women’s Suffrage

Students in New Jersey examined letters to Congress, comparing points of view and main arguments. One letter was in favor of women's suffrage. The other was from a women’s group opposed to giving women the right to vote.

Rightfully Hers pop up exhibit

Free Display to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

*UPDATE: Thank you for your interest. All displays have been claimed. But high-resolution Rightfully Hers posters will be made available on our website for free by early March. We’re offering a limited number of free pop-up displays called Rightfully Hers to schools and cultural institutions nationwide. The display contains simple messages exploring the sometimes complex history … Continue reading Free Display to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

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 Our interactive webinars feature historical documents, images, maps, posters, and other primary sources — as well as resources and strategies for bringing primary sources into your classroom.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

Summer Programs Around the National Archives

We have a fun summer planned for both families and educators at our National Archives and Presidential Library locations around the country! July Fourth Come to the home of the Declaration of Independence to join us as we celebrate our nation's birthday! If you can't come in person to Washington, DC, join through YouTube and … Continue reading Summer Programs Around the National Archives

Oppressed Women Ask the Government to “Make Amends”

A petition created by Alaska Native women during World War II can help students understand the right of the people to “petition for redress of grievances.”

Teaching with Artifacts: What Edith Galt Wilson’s Suit Can Teach Students about World War I and Women in America

Students feel like detectives on a mission to discover what they can learn about history when they learn with artifacts.