Do You Teach American History Or Government?

The Ashbrook Center has resources to support you. Whether you are a veteran teacher, or are in the early stages of your career, Ashbrook has online content, educational programs, graduate courses, and even a Master of Arts Degree program designed just for you.

If you need good teaching content, find it on our website. This site offers over 2,500 primary source documents, including our Online Exhibits with their interactive resources designed to help you and your students get the most out of the primary sources, and our†list of†50 Core American Documents†and related discussion questions. Our 50 Core Documents Teacher Webinars let you explore the most important documents and themes from American history and government that your students need to know.

Do you want to improve your grasp of primary source documents - to meet your state standards, strengthen yourself as an Advanced Placement teacher, or prepare for the Common Core? Take one of our Live Online graduate courses. In just three hours a week, for eight weeks, you can become an expert in the primary sources, and earn two graduate credits to apply toward professional development requirements or a Masterís degree.†

Teachers looking for the very best education they can find can apply for our Master of Arts degree in American History and Government. Unlike traditional Masters programs for teachers, our M.A. degree prepares you to become a scholar in your content field. Whether in online or on campus classes, our faculty treat you as colleagues and partners in teaching and learning. Your fellow students will encourage you and challenge you. Youíll become part of a community of teachers and scholars that will be with you throughout your career.

Become the very best teacher you can be. Join a national community of teachers committed to the best in teaching American History and Government. Get to know Ashbrook.


  • TestimonialAshbrook's courses helped me dig deeper into American history with expert professors who share my passion for teaching. - Courtney R.
  • TestimonialAshbrook's website opened my eyes to the wealth of primary sources I could share with my†students. This helped me to pull away from the textbook. - Julia F.
  • TestimonialAfter teaching history and government courses on the secondary level for 36 years, I find it important to "recharge my batteries" by participating in stimulating seminars with motivated colleagues and instructors.† The seminar sponsored by the Ashbrook Center more than fulfilled that need! - Matt S.