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Archive for April, 2014

“His Highness, The President” and the First Congress: Moving Toward Republicanism

A congressional debate in 1789 about a title of nobility for the president was a turning point toward republicanism.

Making their Mark on DocsTeach

The National Archives records can illustrate the many ways people have “made their mark” on history.

Congress Protects the Right to Vote: The Voting Rights Act of 1965

A lesson on the Voting Rights Act puts students in the shoes of members of Congress as they deliberated the bill.

How Do We Keep History Relevant and Exciting?

Sharing our personal experience with students can make history relevant and exciting.

A Guide to Creating Your DocsTeach Activity

Choose primary sources and pull them together into an online learning activity using one of our DocsTeach tools.

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