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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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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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Upcoming Programs:
June 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
One-Day Seminars: Saturday Seminar:
One-Day Seminar: The Vietnam War hosted by the Wisconsin Council of the Social Studies (Madison, WI)

hosted by Wisconsin Council of the Social Studies Location: Wisconsin

June 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
One-Day Seminars:
One-Day Seminar: The Constitution and Limited Government (hosted by Boerne ISD, San Antonio area)

hosted by Boerne ISD Location: Texas


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