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United States History - Content Area Resources in Social Studies


American Battle Monuments Commission - Provides activities and resources pertaining to World War I and World War II.

American Experience - An award-winning PBS series that brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America's past and present.

American Historical Association - The largest professional organization that serves historians in all fields and professions. The AHA has developed resources for classroom teaching as well as provides professional development.

Best of History Websites - Allows you to browse by topic to find helpful websites.

C3 Teachers - Strives to empower teachers are they take on big ideas and instructional implications of the C3 Framework. This website is a place to learn more about the process and share your experience with other social studies teachers.

C-SPAN Classroom Deliberations - Provides teachers and students with a carefully selected set of video clips and newspaper articles that concisely present the leading positions related to current issues before Congress.

Civil Rights Movement Veterans - A place to find information from those who experienced the Southen Freedom Movement. Included are history and timeline, photo album, stories, documents and more.

Civil War Trust - A collection of resources on the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War at the American Battlefield Trust website to learn about what happened and why it matters.

Congressional Medal of Honor Society - Consists of living recipients of the Medal of Honor is dedicated to educating and inspiring Americans about the values embodied in the Medal of Honor.

Core Knowledge History and Geography - A comprehensive program in world and American history and geography, integrating topics in civics and the arts.

Created Equal - Brings four excellent films on the civil rights movement to United State citizens. Not only does Created equal provide films, they offer scholarly resources and program guides.

Documents of Freedom - Brings a new twist on the traditional textbook by providing a comprehensive digital course on History, Government and Economics.

EDSITEment - Lesson plans by subject and use their interactive activities for students!

George Washington’s Mount Vernon - Teaches people around the world about the life and legacies of George Washington through their educational resources.

Historical Inquiry - Provides numerous resources for teaching U.S. history from an inquiry-based perspective.

Historical Scene Investigation Project - Provides primary sources and ways to implement them into your classroom through investigations.

Historical Thinking Matters - Teaches students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives through student investigations and teacher materials.

Korematsu Institute - Educates to advance racial equity, social justice and human rights for all by promoting the importance of the most blatant forms of racial profiling in U.S. history, the incarceration of the Japanese Americans during WWII.

Library of Congress - Teachers - Offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards and the standards of national organizations.

Mission US - Engages middle and high school students in the student of transformational moments in U.S. history. Each mission consist of an interactive game and a set of curriculum materials that are aligned with national standards feature document-based activities.

National Park Service - Provides lesson plans and other education materials to help teach about the National Parks.

Native Knowledge 360° - Explore educational resources by subject, language, nation, region, grade, or format with Native Knowledge 360°.

Oklahoma City Memorial Memorial and Museum - At the heart of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum's mission is to educate about the impact of violence and advocate for violence prevention.

Reading Like a Historian - Find lesson plans that teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for Teachers - Strives to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll through their education programs and library and archive materials.

Social Studies Word Generation - Provides teacher and student curriculum on a variety of social studies topics that include word cards for each lesson.

Teaching History - Offers K-12 history teachers access to resources and materials to improve US history in education.

The Choices Program - Non-profit organization that develops curriculum on current and historical international and public policy issues and offers professional development opportunities for educators.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute - Provides teachers, students, and the general public access to unique primary sources.

Think Port Education - Offers inquiry kits for middle and high school student which feature a thinking question, primary and secondary source, and tools to analyze historical material from the Library of Congress.

UMBC History Labs - Research and investigative learning experiences that provide teachers with the necessary information, resources and procedures to teach historical thinking skills to students.

United States Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools - Provides resources for teaching and learning including standard-aligned, classroom-ready activities.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund - Provides education materials to help educators teach students about the Vietnam War, while reinforcing history, writing, civic engagement and other interdisciplinary skills.