Contains lesson plans, lists, books, materials, projects, standards, and links to Web sites about different historical periods including ancient and medieval history, colonial America, the Civil War, the Westward movement, and World Wars I and II.
Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, this site contains useful information about historical resources and how to use them in the classroom. It includes sections on conducting research and finding primary sources, along with sections on history in the raw (letters, memoirs, diaries, etc.), document analysis worksheets and National History Day.
Sponsored by the University of Houston, in conjunction with numerous museums and historical societies, this site aims "to support the teaching of American history in K-12 schools and colleges" through the means of multimedia and interactive content. It includes teaching guides, documents, online exhibitions, reference materials, and much more.
Since 1921, the NCSS has provided leadership, service and support for all social studies educators. Be sure to look at the annual Notable Social Studies Books for Young People produced since 1972 for children in grades K-8. The books selected emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, and are easily readable and of high literary quality.
Sponsored by Indiana University, this site is designed to aid teachers and students in the study of history. Arrangement is by broad topics including U.S. and world history, politics and government, geography, culture and diversity.
This program works with colleges and other educational organizations to deliver professional development programs that help teachers use the Library of Congress's rich reservoir of digitized primary source materials to design challenging, high-quality instruction.