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Reasons for Westward Expansion activityAccess thousands of primary sources  — letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos, and other document types — spanning the course of American history. We're always adding more!

Borrow from an ever-expanding collection of document-based activities created by the National Archives, and teachers around the world. Copy and modify activities for your students.

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New Mini-Webinars: DocsTeach for Virtual Learning

Watch this recorded mini-webinar series geared to support educators teaching virtually!

Each 30-minute session highlights a different way to use DocsTeach with students who are learning from home. Discover how to use DocsTeach.org to help your students make sense of the stories, events, and ideas of the past with primary sources and engaging online activities.

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DocsTeach is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the support of Texas Instruments and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

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