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February 5, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

National Archives: Teachers’ Resources

The National Archives has developed this site to give teachers an array of resources to use in their classroom, and their offerings range from first-hand accounts of the Civil War to information about summer teaching workshops. The three main sections on the homepage include “Featured Activity”, “Featured Exhibit”, and “Professional Development”. The “Featured Activity” includes collections of primary documents, accompanied by teaching guides, discussion questions, and other helpful items. One such collection includes “The Constitution at Work”, which helps students learn how to analyze a number of key documents and then determine their connection to the U.S. Constitution. On the right-hand side of the page, visitors can find the “News, Events & Notices” area, which includes links to social media, regional events and programs, and information about National History Day.

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