Planning Online Lessons for Students Working From Home—A Veteran Teacher’s Advice

When the school officials around the country began responding to COVID-19 concerns by proposing extended…

Why Should We Teach Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address?

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered "a few appropriate remarks" at the dedication…

Protesting the Louisiana Purchase

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

162nd Anniversary of Dred Scott v. Sandford

March 6th is the anniversary of the infamous Dred Scott v. Sandford Supreme Court decision, and…

Teaching America’s Founding

How do you make a country from scratch? Leaders during the American Founding, the  period…

Find Free Resources for Your American History Classroom!

If you’re like most teachers, you can’t help but put your students first. In fact,…

Bill of Rights Anniversary

The Bill of Rights was adopted on 15 December, 1791, and is made up of…

World War I and the Founding of the Disabled American Veterans

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War…

Recreating Teaching American History Colloquium, Teacher Helps Students Learn about African American Experience in World War I

Love of history and an interest in helping young people drew Jotwan Daniels away from…

United States Colored Troops Lesson Plan

Paul LaRue, a teacher at Washington High School in Washington Court House, Ohio and the…

New, easier way to get to TeachingAmericanHistory.org

You can now reach TeachingAmericanHistory.org by typing TAH.org into your browser's URL window. We think…

Veto Message of the Bill on the Bank of the United States

Proclamation Regarding Nullification, Andrew Jackson,December 10, 1832   For suggestions on how to guide students…

New Teaching Resources on the Federalist Papers

The Cornerstone Project has just introduced The Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers. This…

New Resources for Catholic School Teachers

If you teach in a Catholic school you may want to be aware of a…

Martin Luther King, Jr, and Nonviolent Resistance

"I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as…

Crafting Freedom

CraftingFreedom.org is a new resource exploring the African American experience during the era of slavery.…

New! Ashbrook’s 50 Core American Documents in paperback

You've likely seen Ashbrook's 50 Core American Documents project online at TeachingAmericanHistory.org. We're pleased to…

Bill of Rights Day resources

Bill of Rights Day, the day on which the first ten amendments to the constitution…

Could Lincoln Be Elected Today?

FlackCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, has…

Daniel Webster Urges Sectional Compromise

As a result of the War with Mexico, the United States acquired a large area…

New Resource from the Bill of Rights Institute

Our friends at the Bill of Rights Institute have introduced a new documentary resource written…

150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address: A Few Well-Chosen Remarks

When Abraham Lincoln was invited in the fall of 1863 to speak at the dedication…

The Founding of the First National Anti-Slavery Organization

The American Anti-Slavery society was founded in Philadelphia 180 years ago, in December of 1833.…

“Created Equal”–a new NEH Resource

From our friends at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), we’ve learned that Created…

Heroes & Villains – A new resource from the Bill of Rights Institute

Our friends at the Bill of Rights Institute have developed a new resource to help…

On Constitution Day, an Essay on Federalist 51

Last week we posted links to a number of representative documents in the debate between…

The Federalist-Antifederalist Debate

After the Constitutional Convention finalized a plan of government in September 1787,  a long public…

Why the Founders Called a Constitutional Convention

During the Revolutionary War and in the first years following independence, the new American states…

American Military History resources

The Foreign Policy Research Institute, in collaboration with the First Division Museum at Cantigny, has…

Churchill and the Common Core

Looking for ways to integrate Common Core Literacy standards into your social studies classroom? NEH…

New EDSITEment blog features Common Core

Looking for resources for your classroom that support the Common Core initiative?  The National Endowment…

MLK Day

"I have consistently preached that nonviolence demands that the means we use must be as…

Happy Birthday Common Sense

The Thomas Paine version that is. This pamphlet was originally published anonymously, and advocated independence…

Emancipation Proclamation at 150

As the new year dawns another Civil War sesquicentennial can be celebrated with the Emancipation…

Woodrow Wilson and the Versailles Treaty

On this day in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson arrived in France to take part in…

12/12/1787 and Ratification

On this day in 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the Constitution, by…

Pearl Harbor +71

Pearl Harbor Day is sadly fading from being commemorated in many U.S. classrooms. For students…

Edsitement: The Gettysburg Address

The quality of lessons found at Edsitement continues to amaze me.  If you are looking…

Teaching American History: The Gettysburg Address

The previous installation of this blog focused on Lincoln's view of the nature of the…

Teaching American History: Lincoln on the Nature of the War

The release of Spielberg's epic movie Lincoln brings up an intriguing question.  Was Lincoln as…

Civil War Animated: The Battle of Fredericksburg

  The release of the cinematic masterpiece, Stephen Spielberg's Lincoln, is a boon for history…

C-SPAN: The Electoral College

The last post centered on the Electoral College.  This post expands on that topic, offering…

PBS: The Electoral College

Many students ask the question, "What is the purpose of the Electoral College?"  Questions abound…

Edsitement: Presidential Inaugurations

The Election of 2012 is coming to its official close.  The next step on the…

Election of 1824: Corruption in Presidential Elections?

Edsitement provides a very practical and useful lesson plan for teachers desiring to put current…

Bare-knuckle Politics: The Election of 1824

History teachers could not help but chuckle when they saw this picture from the second…

Politics of Fear in Presidential Elections: 1984

Almost every modern presidential campaign has used fear and other emotive tactics to attempt to…

Politics of Fear in Presidential Elections: 1964

For teachers who enjoy analyzing media influences on presidential elections, The Living Room Candidate is…

The American Presidency Project: Presidential Approval Ratings

Is it not amazing how a president can be very popular during his time and…

The American Presidency Project: Electoral College and Popular Vote Data

The American Presidency Project is a very detailed web resource for all manners of subjects…
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