Teaching with Documents from the National Archives

Teaching with Documents from the National Archives

This resource contains reproducible copies of primary documents from the holdings of the National Archives of the United States, teaching activities correlated to the National History Standards and National Standards for Civics and Government, and cross-curricular connections. Teaching with primary documents encourages a varied learning environment for teachers and students alike. Lectures, demonstrations, analysis of documents, independent research, and group work become a gateway for research with historical records in ways that sharpen students' skills and enthusiasm for history, social studies, and the humanities.

Name of Cultural Institution : 
National Archives
Preferred citation of your OER: 

Teaching With Documents, National Archives and Records Administration. Web. Oct 2014.

OER Standards: 
  • CCLS Social Studies Standard 7.7 Reform Movements
  • CCLS Social Studies Standard 7.8 A Nation Divided
  • CCLS Social Studies Standard 8.1 Reconstruction
  • CCLS Social Studies Standard 8.5 Great Depression
  • CCLS Social Studies Standard 8.6 World War II
  • CCLS Social Studies Standard 11.2 Constitutional Foundations
  • CCLS Social Studies Standard 11.10 Social and Economic Change/Domestic Issues