Over 50 documents related to Ellis Island and immigration are now available thanks to teachers in our Primarily Teaching summer institute.
Posted by Stephanie on July 15, 2014, under National History Day, Professional Development, Research.
Get your students involved in choosing which rights-related document will display in our new exhibition, “Records of Rights,” opening November 8 in Washington, DC.
Posted by Stephanie on September 30, 2013, under Uncategorized.
I don’t know if it says something about me, but I have always been fascinated with propaganda posters. When I was in the classroom, I probably spent more time than I had to focusing on the various symbols, messages, and styles the US government used during World War I and World War II to gain […]
Posted by Christopher Zarr on May 30, 2013, under Common Core, Document Spotlights, Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
With over 12 billion documents in the National Archives, our records have countless stories to tell. Even with just three types of documents—a passenger arrival record, census record and a naturalization record—one can learn quite a bit about a person’s life. And students have the opportunity to uncover these stories during a hands-on field trip at […]
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 […]
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