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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.

Our Purpose

TeachingAmericanHistory 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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Online Exhibit:

Constitutional Convention

Explore the story of the Convention and the framing of the Constitution.

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America’s Story

in the words of those who wrote it

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Ashbrook's 50 Core Documents

Ashbrook's 50 Core Documents

Required reading for students, teachers, and citizens.

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Featured Program:
Upcoming Programs:
July 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
One-Day Seminars:
One-Day Seminar: Supreme Court Cases hosted by Rankin County SD (Jackson area, Mississippi)

hosted by Rankin County SD Location: Mississippi

July 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
One-Day Seminars:
One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Early Republic hosted by Henry County Schools (McDonough, GA)

hosted by Henry County Schools Location: Georgia


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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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