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Archive for March, 2013

Play Ball! (Primary Sources Edition)

Have you ever used current events to pique students’ interest? Leveraged your students’ hobbies to guide which primary sources you offer up for analysis? Do you have baseball fans in your classroom? We’ve got a brand new resource full of primary source documents, photographs, video, audio, and more. It’s a free eBook we published just in […]

Mr. Hirni, Narrative Writing, and the Common Core

Today’s post comes from Mickey Ebert, education specialist at the National Archives at Kansas City. Yesterday I called my favorite teacher. I hadn’t talked to him in over 45 years. He had changed my life but I had never told him. After 32 years of teaching and telling the story about my favorite teacher countless times, I […]

The National Archives Partners with the National Park Service in NYC

Today’s post comes from blogger Christopher Zarr, education specialist at the National Archives at New York City. The National Archives and the National Park Service have a lot in common. We preserve the records of our Government so that all people can discover, use, and learn from these documents.   They preserve the natural and cultural resources […]

DocsTeach has been rocking for two and a half years.

“Primary Sources Rock.” I first read that tweet in October 2010, in reaction to the launch of DocsTeach.org, our then brand-new online tool for teaching with documents.  I used that phrase the next month as the title of my post on our sister blog, NARAtions, in which I shared some of the great feedback we were already hearing about the site. In […]

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