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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. Illumination Ceremony at dawn. Flickr

Teaching with place involves more than walking students around a battlefield. [...] »

Photo, The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art. Met Museum

Visual and tactile experiences increase critical thinking skills. [...] »

Photo, Teacher and Professor discuss. TAH: Pursuing Justice Grant

Learning to think as historians and educators goes both ways. [...] »

Photo, A teacher observing a painting. Chicago History Project

Sit in the Historian's Chair to engage with primary and secondary sources. [...] »

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Project Spotlight

Learn about innovative TAH projects

Photomechanical print, "Detroit. . . ," Detroit Photographic, 1898-1905, LoC

How can one means of transportation be used to teach American history? [...] »

Photo, Student, CHNM

This grant emphasizes use of local primary sources and locations to connect [...] »

Glass negative, Pearson's return home. . . , 1937, Harris & Ewing, LoC

Start small. Help students see how the history in their own neighborhoods [...] »

Take a look at artifacts from the past—what might they be? Teachers model [...] »

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