What’s New at Teaching American History – Documents

Did you know that as part of the Teaching American History community, you’re just a…

Stunning End to Cold War: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This momentous…

Core Documents Collection: Causes of the Civil War

https://cdc-volumes.s3.amazonaws.com/CDC+Causes+of+the+Civil+War+Stevens.mp3 Teaching American History's latest Core Documents Collection, Causes of the Civil War explains the…

Saturday Webinar: Harriet Beecher Stowe

American Minds Webinar Live show to air at 11am, Saturday, 7 DEC 2019, exploring the…

Election Day 2019

Today is Election Day -- remind your students that voting is not only a right…

What’s New at Teaching American History?

We hope you have been enjoying the new Teaching American History website. We have the…

Henry Clay: The Great Compromiser

The theme of this year’s Teaching American History Saturday webinars is American Minds. Prominent scholars…

Emma Lazarus, Poet of Exiles

When the Statue of Liberty was officially dedicated on October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland…

A Valley Forge Week-End Wrap Up

Most professional development takes place inside schools and school district offices, and good teachers glean…

Documents in Detail: The Webster-Hayne Debates

The Webster-Hayne Debates (1830) will be the focus of the 20 NOV 2019 Documents in…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The Early Republic

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

How the Framers Understood Impeachment—And How Party Politics Altered Their Intent

With current news focusing on the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, we asked Jeremy D.…

MacArthur’s Return to the Philippines

On 20 October 1944, American forces under General Douglas MacArthur landed in the Philippines, establishing…

Does the Presidency Function as the Founders Intended?

[caption id="attachment_36053" align="alignleft" width="307"] Professor Stephen F. Knott[/caption] In his new study of the presidency,…

As the SCOTUS Term Begins: Teaching What Free Speech Means

The first Monday in October traditionally opens the Supreme Court’s yearly term. To mark this…

Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father of the Commercial Republic

The theme of this year’s Teaching American History Saturday webinars is American Minds. Prominent scholars…

Saturday Webinar: Henry Clay

American Minds Webinar Live show aired at 11am, Saturday, 2 NOV 2019, with a focus…

Documents in Detail: Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address

Thomas Jefferson's First Inaugural Address (1801) will be the focus of the 23 OCT 2019…

Constitution Day Lecture from Professor Gordon Lloyd

Professor Gordon Lloyd, Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center, author of TAH's four Exhibits on…

Junípero Serra, Gaspar de Portolá, and the Spanish Conquest of California

Father Junípero Serra (1713–1784) founded the first Catholic “mission” in what is now present-day California…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The American Revolution

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

For Constitution Day: Teaching the Blessings of Liberty

We rely on teachers of American history, government and civics to do the most critical…

The Constitutional Convention Online Exhibit – A Great Resource for Teachers and Students

In anticipation of Constitution Day (September 17), TAH invites you to take a look through…

Meet Our Teacher Partners: Melanie Stuthard

At Teaching American History, we focus on telling America's story through historical documents because history…

Saturday Webinar: Alexander Hamilton

American Minds Webinar Live show to air at 11am, Saturday, 5 OCT 2019, exploring the…

Forgotten Stories in American History: The Battle of Peleliu

This is the first in a series of posts we’re calling Forgotten Stories in American…

Meet Our Teacher Partners: Alan Vitale

At Teaching American History, we focus on telling America's story through historical documents because history…

African Americans Resist the Racial Violence of 1919: An Interview with David Krugler

A century ago, in the wake of a rapid demobilization of soldiers returning from World…

Documents in Detail: Federalist 1

Federalist 1 (1787) will be the focus of the 25 SEP 2019 Documents in Detail…

Documents Related to Labor, Servitude and Slavery in Early America

In a post earlier this week, we marked the 400th anniversary of the arrival of…

400th Anniversary of Landing of African Slaves at Jamestown

In late August 1619, John Rolfe tells us that the first enslaved Africans arrived in…

Women’s Rights & Roles: Colonial America

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

Jonathan Edwards: Founding Father of American Evangelicalism

The theme of this year’s Teaching American History Saturday webinars is American Minds. Prominent scholars…

The Atomic Bombs in the Context of World War II

On 6 August 1945, the B-29 bomber Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets, dropped…

Saturday Webinar: Benjamin Franklin

Live show to air at 11am, Saturday, 7 SEP 2019, exploring Franklin the entrepreneur, thinker,…

Implementing Brown v. Board of Education: One Southern Town’s Story Part II: Teenaged Integration Pioneers Endure a Lonely Spotlight

Continuing our blog series on the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, last…

Implementing Brown v. Board of Education: One Southern Town’s Story

Editor’s Note: Earlier this spring as the TAH editorial team was preparing for our essay commemorating…

Documents in Detail: Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1786) will be the focus of the 28 AUG…

TAH Webinars: How They Are Different and Why You Should Register

  As with all TAH programs, our webinar series are designed to help classroom teachers…

Foreshadowing Brown: How a South Carolina Case Influenced the Supreme Court’s School Desegregation Ruling

As teachers, we know students become more interested in historical events if you can establish…

The Moon Landing – Resources for the 50th Anniversary

On 20 July 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people…

Saturday Webinar: Jonathan Edwards

Live show aired at 11am, Saturday, 17 AUG 2019, exploring the famed revivalist preacher and…

What We’re Talking About: A MAHG Reading Roundup 4

Every summer, TeachingAmericanHistory brings together scholars and teachers from around the nation to our campus…

Core Documents Collection: Women’s Voices in Religion in American History and Politics

While women have historically made up an overwhelming percentage of America’s religious practitioners, their roles…

What We’re Talking About: A MAHG Reading Roundup 3

Every summer, TeachingAmericanHistory brings together scholars and teachers from around the nation to our campus…

Protesting the Louisiana Purchase

For most teachers and students of American history the decision seems like the no-brainer of…

What We’re Talking About: A MAHG Reading Roundup 2

Every summer, TeachingAmericanHistory brings together scholars and teachers from around the nation to our campus…

What We’re Talking About: A MAHG Reading Roundup

Every summer, TeachingAmericanHistory brings together scholars and teachers from around the nation to our campus…

Summer Reading Recommendations from Our Staff

Unsure of what to read this summer? The Teaching American History staff have some recommendations.…
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