Teacher Review For National Archives

Credible research tool that empowers students with high-quality primary sources.

Jennifer C.
Classroom teacher
Carson High School
Carson City, NV
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My Grades 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use it to search for specific lesson plans to strengthen various historical units within my social studies courses. It saves time researching. I also use the digital vault section to teach students how to group sources by common topic for students to research.
My Take
The best portions of the website are found in the DOCSTEACH portion where the National Archives houses their educational resources and lesson plans by subject for teachers. The lesson plans are high quality and easy-to-use. The other portion that is highly engaging is the highly acclaimed Digital Vault aspect of the website that enables teachers and students to select primary sources by topic of study in an interactive manner.