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Teaching American History

Bring the documents and debates of the nation's past into the present


READ what those who lived through America’s past said about their challenges and choices

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JOIN in discussions of primary documents, learning from fellow teachers and scholar specialists

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EXPLORE historical exhibits, listen to podcasts, check out lesson plans and toolkits

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John Trumbull, Signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1818; placed 1826 in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. Courtesy Architect of the Capitol.

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Teaching American History helps teachers bring the documents and debates of America’s past into the present through document based seminars, document collections, a web based document library, and other resources.

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For 2020 Multi-Day Programs

Enjoy a few days of interacting with historical texts in historical settings, joined by colleagues who love the past as much as you do.

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Featured Program:
Upcoming Programs:
January 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
One-Day Seminars:
One-Day Seminar: "Documents and Debates: Dropping the Atomic Bombs" hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

hosted by Phoenix Union High School District Location: Arizona

February 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
One-Day Seminars:
One-Day Seminar: African American History hosted by Miami Dade College North (Miami, FL)

hosted by Miami Dade College North Location: Florida


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When you become a member of TAH, you can save individual documents and resources from our library to your account for easy access later. You can also create and save customized document collections for use in your classroom. Membership is FREE and connects you to the leading online resource for American history teachers and students!


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