Get every document currently in the Great Documents collection — AND get every future document added to the collection.
How does this work?
As documents are added to the collection, this download will be updated, and Teachers Pay Teachers will notify purchasers when it’s updated. That’s 27 documents — 134 pages of material — that would cost $62.50 if purchased separately, plus all future documents, all for the low price of $20.00. That’s a savings of over 65%!
These documents are currently in the complete collection:
- Magna Carta (England | 1215)
- Martin Luther’s 95 Theses (Germany | 1517)
- Mayflower Compact (Plymouth Colony | 1620)
- Declaration of Independence (United States | 1776)
- Articles of Confederation (United States | 1777)
- Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (United States | 1777)
- Constitution of the United States (United States | 1787–1992)
- U.S. Bill of Rights (United States | 1789)
- Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen (Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen) (France | 1789)
- George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (United States | 1789)
- George Washington’s Farewell Address (United States | 1796)
- Sojourner Truth: Speech at the Women’s Rights Convention (“Ain’t I a Woman?”) (United States | 1851)
- Emancipation Proclamation (United States | 1863)
- Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (United States | 1863)
- Gettysburg Address (United States | 1863)
- Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (United States | 1865)
- Emma Lazarus: The New Colossus (United States | 1883)
- Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Day of Infamy” Speech (United States | 1941)
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (English) (United Nations | 1948)
- John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address (United States | 1961)
- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Canada | 1982)
- Paris Agreement (worldwide | 2015)
- Barack Obama’s Farewell Address (United States | 2017)
- Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address (United States | 2017)
- Address to a Joint Session of Congress by President Donald Trump (United States | 2017)
- 2018 State of the Union (United States)
- 2019 State of the Union (United States)
All documents include these features:
- A consistent, well-designed layout that makes incorporating the documents into lessons and assignments easy and helps students and teachers alike orient themselves quickly.
- Document title, country of origin, and year clearly indicated.
- Body text set in easy-to-read 11-point type.
- Lines of text numbered for easy reference in classroom discussion.
- A lined section on the right side of each page that provides space for the reader to take notes. (These lines use college-ruled spacing.)
- Numbered pages to help readers keep the document in order.
- Space for students to write their name on their copy in the upper right-hand corner of the first page.
- Handouts are optimized for black-and-white printing, and the total ink coverage on the page has been reduced to save printer/photocopier ink/toner and lower printing costs.
- Meticulous research to compare available versions of documents to bring you the most authoritative text.
Some documents include additional features, such as:
- Info boxes and an introduction that provide brief context and background to the reader.
- Footnotes and commentary.
- An even number of pages for front-back printing that’s easier (and saves money and the environment).
- Additional features, including explanatory headers or historical elements, that enhance understanding of the document.
Please note: Some future additions to the Great Documents shop may not be included in this complete collection. These may include versions of documents in languages other than English or variations with different features or at different paper sizes. But all basic English-language versions of documents will be added to this collection.