Abolitionist Elisha Tyson wrote to Congress with details on several kidnapping cases of free African Americans in the North who were sold into slavery under the guise of the 1793 Fugitive Slave Act. Tyson argued that federal legislation was necessary to address the problem.
Posted by Christine Blackerby on November 12, 2013, under Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Students can see part of Solomon Northup’s story, told in his 1853 autobiography and the new movie, Twelve Years a Slave, in documents found in the National Archives.
Posted by Stephanie on November 5, 2013, under Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Founders Online, a brand new online tool, is a searchable archive of the correspondence and other writings of six of the Founding Fathers.
Posted by Stephanie on September 18, 2013, under Online Tools.
September 17th is Constitution Day! Here are resources from the National Archives and some of our partner organizations for teaching about the Constitution.
Posted by Stephanie on September 10, 2013, under Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
The DocsTeach App extends learning activities from the DocsTeach website to your students’ iPads. Using the app, they can choose a topic, such as “Civics & Government” or “Postwar U.S. 1945–early 1970s,” and challenge themselves with a DocsTeach activity, interacting with stories, events, and ideas of the past. The activities are all based on primary source documents from the […]
Posted by Stephanie on June 5, 2013, under Online Tools, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
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