9-12 Resources

Pre-1865

Scholars in Action: Analyzing 19th-Century Letters
Negative, "Letters. Posting of letters III," c.1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Watch a scholar interpret letters from labor activist and reformer Sarah[...] »

American Indian Women
Kutenai woman 1910

Different kinds of power in different cultures. Perceptions of dignified and[...] »

Post-1865

Writing to Learn History: Annotations and Mini-Writes

A pen or pencil in your student's hand is an excellent tool for teaching[...] »

Panic of 1873
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States[...] »

Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Sourcing a Primary Document
Photo, Geologist examining cuttings from wildcat well, Amarillo, Texas (LOC)

See sourcing in action, as a historian reads a document about the Scopes[...] »

Using Technology

“A Push” in the Right Direction
Screencap, TJ Students (apushhelp) on Twitter, 30 July 2012

AP U.S. History teacher Scott Campbell and his students use Twitter to reach[...] »