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An Invitation to Field Test New Civil War Learning Lab

We’re looking for educators to field test a new learning lab that focuses on aspects of the Civil War at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.

The First Act of the First Congress

The First Congress faced numerous tasks, but one thing was so important that it was the first act signed into law.

The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady, a New Teaching Activity

Students can reflect on the lives of soldiers during the Civil War by analyzing photographs taken by renowned photographer Mathew Brady in this new learning activity on DocsTeach.org.┬áThe holdings of the National Archives include over 6,000 photographs taken by Brady and his associates during the Civil War era; 16 are included in this activity. In […]

Congress and Harriet Tubman’s Claim for a Pension

Harriet Tubman was also a nurse, cook, and spy. This lesson can help your students understand how her service was acknowledged by Congress.

To What Extent was Reconstruction a Revolution?

Reconstruction was a tumultuous period in American history, and the question of whether it produced lasting change in regard to civil rights is still debated by scholars. A DocsTeach Activity using primary sources allows your students to enter the debate and develop critical thinking skills by evaluating historical congressional records as historians. Available on DocsTeach.org, […]

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