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Ahoy Mateys! New Whaling Documents Come to DocsTeach this Month

Whaling is a major part of history! It offers windows into the past through music, art, mathematics, science, and geography.

Forty years ago: Desegregation in Boston Public Schools

Newly digitized primary sources and online teaching activities related to education equality are available on DocsTeach.

The Importance of U.S. Customs

When most Americans think about U.S. Customs today, they probably imagine answering questions at the airport or at border crossings about their stay in a foreign country. While that is one of its major roles, Customs has also played a major role in the growth and development of the United States—collecting tariffs (or taxes) on […]

New DocsTeach Activity: The Night Before D-Day

We commemorate the 70th anniversary with an activity focusing on two documents related to the Allied invasion of June 6, 1944.

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.

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