We’re constantly updating DocsTeach.org — the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. Here are some recent highlights. Newly Added Primary Sources Hollywood Ten – We recently added court documents related to the screenwriters, producers, and directors who jeopardized their careers by taking a stand against the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Several […]
History is an important window for all students to view the world through. As a child, I learned about American history and ancient civilizations. I was not interested in history as a student until we began to learn about more contemporary events that occurred in the 20th century. As a fifth-grade teacher of social studies […]
Introducing undergraduate students to the importance of archival research and materials by encouraging them to become citizen transcribers for the National Archives as part of their coursework
Our popular teaching website, DocsTeach.org, has a new look and updated features!
Posters and cards distributed on the homefront provide an engaging way to introduce students to World War I.
The Second Amendment might be used to teach plain writing, historical context, and fundamental primary source research.
I recently attended our state technology conference. One of the sessions talked about Google and filter bubbles. This was very interesting to me. As a school library media specialist who teaches and promotes information literacy, now I’m learning that some web companies are “filtering” the information for a searcher based on some criteria. Here is a video from TEDTalks that explains “filter bubbles” and the harm it may cause.