Teachable Documents from the National Archives at Chicago
These documents contain a "snap shot" of our history and offer numerous possibilities and opportunities for student use. Use these documents to harness the power and intrigue of these sources and provide practical ways to share them in your classroom.
- Each feature
contains a downloadable (.pdf) document, a brief background, guided questions, extension activities,
and connections to standards.
- A visit to the National Archives at Chicago may be necessary to conduct further research for the extension activities.
- Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
- Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
- Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)