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Teaching American History (TAH) Projects

Watch video of keynote speakers from the 2009 and 2011 Teaching American History Project Directors meetings. Topics include historical thinking, public history, and lessons learned from TAH. FIND OUT MORE »

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Lessons Learned

Explore lessons learned by TAH projects

Photo, Teachers listening during a grant workshop. TAH: History Connected

Having a project director is nonnegotiable—Jeff Sun stresses the [...] »

Photo, Teachers working together on lessons plans. TAH: Rivers, Roads, and Rails

No one can teach in a vacuum. [...] »

Screenshot, "Making Connections: Using What's Taught," teachinghistory.org

Take the time to let teachers learn by doing, and present information in [...] »

Photo, Teachers at a professional development workshop. CHNM TAH

Stan Pesick and Carolyn Halpin-Healy define lesson study, a professional [...] »

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Project Spotlight

Learn about innovative TAH projects

Achelous and Hercules by Thomas Hart Benton

Analyzing a massive primary source? Divide it up! Teachers at the Smithsonian [...] »

front page of Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness TAH project

Looking for a rich repository of lesson plans across the U.S. History [...] »

What was it like being a small farmer in the 1700s? Follow a tour group through [...] »

Woodcut theatrical poster, "The Professor," A.S. Seer Print, 1881, LoC

Implementation is key. How can you incorporate ideas from TAH workshops into [...] »

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TAH Projects Database