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Tips and Tools for K-12 Teachers and Students

Designed specifically for classroom and student use, DocsTeach is a quick and easy way to access and use Federal primary sources at the National Archives.

Primary Source Documents

Many documents, maps, photographs, and drawings related to American Indian from most Federal agencies have been added to the DocsTeach database and can be searched by:

  • "American Indian"
  • "Native American"
  • An individual tribal or community name (such as Choctaw)
  • An individual U.S. State

Classroom Activities

Use DocsTeach documents to create activities of your own or use ready-made examples. The ready-made activities have been produced by both:

  • National Archives Education Team (featured activities)
  • General public, including teachers and students like you!

See documents specifically related to American Indians

Frequently Asked Questions about Docs Teach

How many National Archives primary sources are in DocsTeach?
About 7500 and growing with about 10% relating to American Indians.

What is a "featured activity"?
Featured activities are created by the National Archives Education Team that contain suggestions for use in the classroom.

Can I create a DocsTeach activity of my own?
Register as a user, log in, and click "Create." Be sure to publish so everyone else can see it, including your students.

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