Today’s post comes from Stephanie Greenhut, Education Technology Specialist, in the Education and Public Programs division. Today we announced the release of the DocsTeach App for iPad, extending the dynamic learning opportunities available from the DocsTeach.org website to iPad users. Using the app, you can choose a topic, such as “Civics & Government” or “Postwar … Continue reading The New DocsTeach App for iPad!
Students, do you ever look at the environment around you, and wonder about what it used to look like or what it will look like in the next few decades? Are you interested in doing something constructive to help raise awareness for environmental issues? Then we have the perfect contest for you! The National Archives … Continue reading Document Your Environment: Get Involved with Our Newest Student Contest!
The National Archives just joined iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store giving users public access to thousands of free lectures, videos, books and podcasts from learning institutions all over the world. If you already have iTunes on your iPhone, iPad, iPod, or computer, you can search for "National Archives" on iTunes U to … Continue reading Connect with Us on iTunes U
On April 28th the United States Navy and its support contractor, IBM, hosted an Educational Summit featuring educators from colleges and universities in WV, MD, and PA at the Navy’s Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) at Rocket Center, WV. Read about the Summit that included a visit to NARA’s Applied Research Laboratory at ABL, where college students (hired by IBM) collaborate with NARA on advanced IT research projects.
It’s the middle of the school year, and already students and teachers are beginning to do research for their National History Day projects. This year the theme is “Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences.” One of the great things about NHD is that these projects encourage middle and high school students to use primary sources … Continue reading National History Day 2011!
The internet provides lots of great tools and services to help genealogists and historians understand the evolution of relationships and events over time. From teachers to big corporations, researchers at all levels can benefit from these innovative new tools, one of the most effective of which is the interactive map or timeline. One example of … Continue reading Question: What are some good examples of interactive historical timelines on the Web?
Students and Teachers: Have you (or one of your students) used National Archives' records in a National History Day (NHD) project? What were the records, and how did they shape what you thought about your topic? In order to help students and teachers find historical materials relevant to their research, we post a list of … Continue reading Question: Have you (or one of your students) used National Archives' records in a National History Day project?