Philadelphia Student Visits
We offer free interactive workshops that teach students to analyze and think critically about historical sources and facilitate student investigation of the rich historical resources of the National Archives. Students learn how to examine primary documents, identify source perspective, cite textual evidence, and compare and contrast sources.
These workshops can be scheduled in your classroom or at other locations. We can customize each workshop to any grade level.
Slavery & Freedom
"Slavery and Freedom in Philadelphia—The Ganges" tells the compelling story of slave ships captured by the U.S. Navy in 1800, and what happened to the people on board when the ship reached Philadelphia.
"The Christiana Resistance" tells the story of an 1851 fugitive slave case from Pennsylvania that had national implications when some of those involved were charged with treason.
National History Day
Our collaborative NHD Philly program is part of National History Day, winner of the 2011 National Humanities Medal. Workshops include an overview of NHD, connections to this year’s theme, primary and secondary source research strategies for students and teachers, and general mentoring on your students’ projects.
Find many more NHD resources on our National History Day page.