9-12 Resources

Pre-1865

Nature Transformed: The Environment in American History
Photo, Yosemite Wilderness & Koip Crest, August 26, 2010, chucklepix, Flickr

Beautiful scenery or impassable peaks? These 17 in-depth essays analyze how[...] »

Primary Documents in American History

The Library of Congress presents 35 of the most important documents from[...] »

Post-1865

Close Reading of a Primary Document
Photo, Ostrich reads newspaper of caretaker. Flickr

On the website Historical Thinking Matters, a student reads aloud a[...] »

Teaching African American History: Do We Still Need a Black History Month?

Black History Month is as important now as when Carter Woodson first thought[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Recreating the Cuban Missile Crisis

Ninth-grade teacher Jamie Kimbrough asked her students to stand in Kennedy's[...] »

Using Technology

Digital History
Engraving, The death of Cpt James Cook.., 1790, Ntnl Oceanic and Atmospheric Adm

Multimedia resources for teaching slavery, private life, technology, and[...] »