DocsTeach The National Archives provides tools,
activities, and primary sources to turn your students
into real historians!
with Primary Documents Lesson plans plus analysis
worksheets for written documents, artifacts,
cartoons, maps, motion pictures, photographs, posters,
and sound recordings.
History Project/Marchand Archive Roland Marchand developed documentary
source problems for his students at the University of
California Davis. The History Project gathers these
lessons here and continues to build on Marchand's model.
Each assignment encourages students apply their analytical
skills to a set of primary sources from which they can
deduce and explain events from the past. Each has also
been written or adapted for use in university, high
school, and middle school classrooms.
of Congress Presentations "Presentations look across the
American Memory collections to investigate curricular
themes. They include historical background, helping
to tell the story behind the theme."
Games Your students will learn by playing
games: Do I Have a Right? and Supreme
Court Decision. Teacher guides included. Students
can print the results of how they played the game for
evaluation and discussion. Have fun!
Digital Library The World Digital Library (WDL) makes
available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual
format, significant primary materials from countries
and cultures around the world.
Maps in K-12 Classrooms Bring historically significant map
documents into your classroom. These maps illustrate
the geographical dimensions of American history. Each
map is accompanied by lesson plans written for four
grade levels and designed to support a variety of social
studies, history, and geography curricula.
Avalon Project at Yale Law School The Avalon Project provides documents
relevent to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics,
Diplomacy and Government and organized by century. There
is a wealth of PRIMARY SOURCE material at Avalon.