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Best of History Web Sites
This is "an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more." (Description taken from the website.)
H. S. I. Historical Scene Investigation
"The Historical Scene Investigation Project (HSI) was designed for social studies teachers who need a strong pedagogical mechanism for bringing primary sources into their classroom. With the advent and accessibility of the internet, many libraries, universities and government agencies are housing their historical documents online. Simultaneously, there has been a push in K-12 history education to give students experiences that more closely resemble the work of a real historian." "In partnership with the College of William & Mary School of Education, University of Kentucky School of Education, and the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program" (from HSI website)
Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms
"This resource for K-12 teachers and students developed by the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library is designed to bring historically significant map documents into your classroom. Inside are high quality images of historic map documents that illustrate the geographical dimensions of American history." (description taken from the website)
History in Song
Lyrics of songs arranged by U.S. historical period. [Even though there are a lot of broken links, I thought it a unique enough resource that I should keep it on this list.]
Library of Congress: Lesson Plans Using Primary Sources
The Library of Congress offers lesson plans and classroom materials which utilize primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections.
Making of America
This is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) Digital Classroom
Reproducible primary documents, educational units correlated to national academic standards, and cross-curricular connections.
Reading Like a Historian: Stanford History Education Group
"The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues. They learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence." (quote taken from the website)
Teaching History with Technology
This resource was "created to help K-12 history and social studies teachers incorporate technology effectively into their courses. Find resources for history and social studies lesson plans, activities, projects, games, and quizzes that use technology. Explore inquiry-based lessons, activities, and projects. Learn about web technologies such as blogs, podcasts, wikis, social networks, Google Docs, ebooks, online maps, virtual field trips, screencasts, online posters, and more. Explore innnovative ways of integrating these tools into the curriculum, watch instructional video tutorials, and learn how others are using technology in the classroom!" (This excerpt was taken from the "Teaching History with Technology" website.)
This website is funded by the U. S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to provide K-12 history teachers access to a multitude of resources (including lesson plans) to improve the teaching of U.S. history.
The Underground Railroad
Produced by National Geographic, this is an interactive site about the Underground Railroad. Includes maps, classroom ideas and other resources.
This Day in History
A very good resource for those assignments requiring students to access information about the day they were born.
U. S. History for Us All
Lesson Plans and other resources for teaching U.S. history. From UCLA's National Center for History in the Schools.
Wisconsin Historical Society – For Teachers
Resources intended to enliven the study of Wisconsin state and local history.
World History for Us All
A "model curriculum for teaching history in middle and high schools." (from the website) Includes teaching units. From UCLA's "National Center for History in the Schools."
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