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Adams Family Papers : An Electronic Archive

Teacher and Student Resources

"The Education of Our Children is never out of my Mind. Train them to Virtue, habituate them to industry, activity, and Spirit."
John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, 28 August 1774
From Adams Family Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

The Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive is a rich resource for students and teachers interested in John and Abigail Adams and their family and in the history of the United States in the era of the American Revolution. Visit the Browse page to begin exploring the digital collection for materials to use in your own project or lesson plan or follow the links below to examine teacher-created classroom materials based on original, primary-source materials found in the Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive.

Please visit our website's new section, History Source, for teaching resources draw from the Society's collections.