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The Our Documents initiative is a cooperative effort among the following organizations.

National History Day Logo National History Day is a nationally acclaimed history education program that is promoting the study of civics and citizenship among the nation’s students and teachers. National History Day is encouraging students in grade 6-12 to participate in its annual Student Competition on Rights and Responsibilities in History and challenging teachers to develop lessons to restore the study of our nation’s heritage to a prominent place in the classroom. To find out more, go to

NARA Logo The National Archives and Records Administration is a Federal agency that provides ready access to essential government records that document the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience. Through the National Archives Experience, the National Archives is developing new, interactive educational programs to give people a renewed understanding of the contemporary importance and value of our country’s recorded history. To find out more, go to

USA Freedom Corps Logo USA Freedom Corps is a White House Coordinating Council created by President George W. Bush to help foster a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility in America’s communities. To find out more, go to

Siemens Logo Siemens Corporation is the exclusive supporter of the Our Documents poster and the Teaching Our Documents teacher competition.

U.S. News & World Report Logo

U.S. News & World Report Classroom Program Logo

U.S. News & World Report is the media sponsor for "The People's Vote." You can vote online at U.S News was recently named the most credible newsweekly by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

The History Channel Logo The Our Documents Teacher Sourcebook is sponsored by The History Channel. The History Channel's Save Our History series is producing and "Our Documents" town hall meeting on October 5th and "Save Our History: Our Documents" a documentary on the preservation of the Charters of Freedom to be aired on December 20th. Go to or check your local cable listings for show times.

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participate in national competitions
Students and Teachers: Make History Come Alive in the National History Day Competition!
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