Website of the Week: DocsTeach

DocsTeach – Bring History to Life For Your Students (Gr. 6-12)

From the U.S. National Archives and their National Archives Experience comes a very powerful resource tool for teachers to “find and create interactive learning activities with primary source documents that promote historical thinking skills.” Search for activities created by educators that utilize documents from the National Archives, or create your own lessons from over 3,000 primary source documents. Each area is broken up into eight time frames ranging from the American Revolution to Contemporary United States. All of these resources are FREE to educators, although you will need to create a FREE account in order to bookmark resources from the site and/or store your self-generated lessons.


  • In today’s world where anyone can post just about anything on the Internet and claim it to be true, it is more important than ever to point our students in the direction to find primary resources that are authentic and reliable. This site allows teachers to take control of the situation with access to thousands of primary resources.