Advanced Placement United States History content
  • John Steinbeck’s "The Grapes of Wrath": The Inner Chapters

    Created October 12, 2012
    Steinbeck migrants

    This lesson offers students a close consideration of the opening chapter of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and serves as the impetus for looking at the purpose of the inner chapters or “generals” as the author referred to them.

    Abraham Lincoln bust, Saint Gaudens, Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

    The Civil War in Art

    The Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning through Chicago Collections from the Terra Foundation for American Art is designed for teachers and students to learn about the Civil War and connect to the issues, events, and people of the era through works of art. Included is an image gallery, classroom projects, a glossary, and more...

    photo of a 19th-century honey peddler reading a newspaper

    Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

    Chronicling America enhances access to America's regional, historic newspapers. This site allows the visitor to search, view, clip, and save pages from 1836 through 1922, as well as find newspapers published between 1620 and the present. Learn more about using Chronicling America in the classroom with EDSITEment's Chronicling America special feature.

    EDSITEment's 4th of July: Protest, Revolution, and Independence

    A complete listing of EDSITEment's lessons on the causes, the course and the consequences of the American Revolution and Independence

    EDSITEment's Recommended Reading List for College-Bound Students

    Gear high school students up for college with this collection of lessons based on College Board's recommending reading lists.

  • Empire and Identity in the American Colonies

    Created May 29, 2012
    Empire and Identity: Join or Die

    In this lesson students will examine the various visions of three active agents in the creation and management of Great Britain’s empire in North America – British colonial leaders and administrators, North American British colonists, and Native Americans.

    Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle leads 16 B-25s on bombing raid on Tokyo, Japan

    Doolittle Raid on Tokyo and the air war in World War II
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    April 18, 1942
    A naval battle of the Revolutionary War, 1779

    Advanced Placement U.S. History Lessons

    This feature describes EDSITEment’s library of Advanced Placement U.S. History resources and provides an index of these lessons aligned with APUSH topics.

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    "Slavery by Another Name"

    Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute, NEH-funded documentary challenging one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film is viewable online and the website enriched with an interactive map and timeline with text, videos, photos, a searchable selection of themes, enriched with clips, commentary, and more.

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    The Loving Story

    The Loving Story, a documentary film, tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving to examine the drama, the history, and the current state of interracial marriage and tolerance in the United States.