Building an engaged citizenry starts with civic education.

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The National Archives and the National Archives Foundation have formed strategic partnerships that enable students to interact with the National Archives and encourage student engagement in government.

Online Resources

Discover a variety of unique online resources from the National Archives and find new ways to engage students in the classroom.

Additional Interactive Webinars

Educators can participate in more document-based workshops on finding and teaching with primary source materials.

Records of Rights

A permanent exhibition that explores how generations of Americans sought to fulfill the promise of the founding documents.

For decades in America, civic literacy, individual rights, and historical understanding have been waning. The National Archives is uniquely positioned to change this trajectory by supporting educators across the nation to help inspire students and supply them the tools and skills to be active participants in our civic life.
 
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WORKSHOPS

In partnership with the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives, the Foundation is hosting a series of free online civics workshops that give educators the tools they need to teach their students using primary source documents straight from our holdings.
 
Through civic education programming, resources, and partnerships, the National Archives Foundation is helping to bridge the gap between where we’ve been as a nation and where we’re going.