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Understanding Civic Republicanism

Dec 12 2011
In order for students to grasp the importance of American civic republicanism, they must first understand its origins. [...] »

National History Day in Kentucky

Oct 10 2011
NHD is a great way to get students to interact with history. KY teachers check this out! [...] »

Slave Badges

Sep 9 2011
Slave badges were used in Charleston to keep track of slaves. Can you build a lesson for 4th graders around them? [...] »

Bridging the Gap Between Ancient and Modern Democracies

Jun 6 2011
To most students, "histories" are entirely separate—different civilizations, taught at different grade levels. [...] »

Setting the Tone: Introducing Students to World War II

Jun 6 2011
Whichever lesson you pick, make sure it meets your learning goals. [...] »

The Progressive Era: A Group Effort

Oct 10 2010
Provides a comprehensive list of websites and strategies to creatively introduce students to Progressive Era topics. [...] »

Forming Lesson Plans Around State Mandates

Oct 10 2010
How do you teach the effects of WWI on art and literature? Transforming a content standard into a solid lesson plan. [...] »

Teaching the Transcontinental Railroad

Jun 6 2010
From Chinese immigrants to the Golden Spike, explore the history of the transcontinental railroad. [...] »

Building a Class on Native American History

Apr 4 2010
Museums, colleges, and tribes are invaluable for gathering course-building materials on Native American history. [...] »

Resources for Units on Early American Government

Dec 12 2009
When unit planning is daunting, look to exceptional examples online. [...] »