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For Teachers, Students, and History Explorers

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.

Create your own activities using the online tools. It’s as simple as: (1) selecting a tool, (2) choosing your primary sources, and (3) customizing instructions. Learn more >

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Getting Started with DocsTeach Mini-Webinars

Join us on Wednesdays at 2 pm ET for a new mini-webinar series!

This series, beginning April 15, is open to teachers and parents of students of all grade levels. Each 20-minute session will highlight a different aspect of DocsTeach to show you how you can help your students make sense of the stories, events, and ideas of the past by working with primary sources.

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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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