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Teach It from CT Humanities offers online inquiry-based social studies activities aligned with the new social studies framework for grades 3, 5, 8, and high school. Content is designed to connect local events to the American history curriculum. Help build the site by submitting your own materials.

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Humanities Texas

Humanities Texas offers a portal to high quality educational resources for K-12 classroom teachers, including professional development opportunities in humanities subjects, teaching awards, the Linden Henk Howell Texas History Initiative, and a rich array of downloadable online content for the classroom.

What is Chronicling America?

EDSITEment Resources for National History Day 2017

For National History Day students, the 2016/2017 academic year will be filled with research related to the theme Taking a Stand in History. This expansive theme allows participants to choose from a generous range of topics, whether from the ancient world or the history of their own city.

What is Chronicling America?

EDSITEment Resources for National History Day 2016

The theme of National History Day, Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History for 2016 is broad enough in scope to encourage investigation of topics ranging from local to world history and across any geographic area or time period. Consider this theme an invitation to look across time, space, and geography to find examples in history of when people took a risk and made a change.

Poster - First Call with Uncle Sam

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

An online exhibition from the Library of Congress containing posters, cartoons, photographs, and other images illustrating the impact American artists had in raising patriotic sentiment for WWI.

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Located on the National Mall in Washington DC., this Smithsonian museum hosts a collection of over 30,000 artifacts that provide a record of the experiences and contributions of African Americans to our nation’s history and culture.

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Photogrammar

NEH-funded database of Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographs developed at Yale University. Filter collection by date, photographer, geographical area, or content. Rich in depictions of agriculture, industry, daily life in the 1930s-40s, and the World War II home front. 

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thinkFlorida.org

thinkFlorida.org is designed to bring the study of Florida into the classrooms. Created by the Florida Humanities Council, it combines articles written by distinguished humanities scholars with ideas and lesson plans from Florida teachers. Contains maps, photographs, and audio-visual resources.

The great presidential puzzle / J.A. Wales

Electing America’s Presidents

Every four years American citizens make one of their most serious choices as a people when they vote for president. EDSITEment has lessons about some of the most important and dramatic presidential elections in the early decades of the republic. These lessons not only give students opportunities to read significant primary sources authored by the candidates and others but also the path to a better understanding of the historical context of these races.

  • Civil Rights and the Cold War

    Created February 9, 2016
    Civil Rights and the Cold War: LBJ and MLK

    This lesson plan attempts to dissolve the artificial boundary between domestic and international affairs in the postwar period to show students how we choose to discuss history.