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A Directory of Lesson Plan Sites for World and United States History
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The Best of History Websites - A large collection of
history and lesson plan sites compiled and rated by a secondary school history teacher.
EdSiteMent - Lesson plans for US and world history. There are also links to history websites.
History Lesson Plans - From the History Teaching Institute of Ohio State University.
National History Education Clearinghouse - This site has teaching and professional development resources. It is a good place to look for internet resources to use in your lessons.
Teaching History with Technology - Lesson plans, lists of history web sites, and online history games.
A Book in Time - This site has fiction reading lists for both United States and world history. There are also craft activities, maps, and resources for creating timelines.
Eyewitness to History - Quotes from people who witnessed historical events. These are from all time periods and countries.
The Women's History Museum - Many resources for teaching women's history.
History Lesson Plans - Search for lessons by topic and grade level. From EdSitement.
National History Education Clearinghouse - Lesson plans and other helps with history instruction.
Smithsonian's History Explorer - Lesson plans, worksheets and web sites for all grades.
Smithsonian Learning Lab - Smithsonian resources for teaching American history with primary resources.
LOC for Teachers - This site is for teachers and provides lesson plans for resources and digital collections from the Library of Congress.
Teaching With Documents - US history lesson plans from the National Archives.
National Park Service - Curriculum based programs. If you are planning a field trip to a national park, this site helps you plan your visit and has teaching materials.
H.I.P. Pocket Change - This is a site for both students and teachers by the US Mint. In the teacher's section you will find lesson plans using US coins.
PBS Learning Media - This site has thousands of videos about US history.
Digital History - A wealth of information about American history. Lesson plans are keyed to
primary sources. There are also biographies, chronologies, maps, and much more.
History Matters - Site for high school and college students and their teachers. It has
a wealth of material for US history and history lesson plans.
US History and Children's Literature - Teach history through children's literature. By Carol Hurst.
71 Digital Portals to State History - Help for students researching state history. From the Library of Congress.
The Conquistadors - Based on the PBS TV series.
This site has both information on the conquistidors and lesson plans for middle and high
The Museum of the American Revolution - Philadelphia, PA
Civil War Curriculum - For all grades from the American Battlefield Trust.
Gilder Lehrman Center for Slavery, Abolition, and Resistance - The Source Documents section has many primary sources such as court decisions, cartoons, letters, and maps which may useful to educators. There is also a page on the Amisted with related web links.
HarpWeek - Teaching and background materials from Harper's Weekly magazine. This site is rich in materials from 1850 to the end of the 19th century. You will find materials on the Civil War, reconstruction, and elections from this period.
Lesson Plan: The Civil War -
Literature based unit on the civil war for upper elementary classes
The Civil War in the Classroom - Teaching ideas for the Ken Burns video of The Civil War. This is from PBS.
The Industrial Age: The Robber Barons and the Captains of Industry - Lesson Plan from Edsitement.
The Age of Imperialism - Lesson
World War I Lesson Plans - From the World War I Museum in Kansas City.
Teaching World War I - From the National History Day Organization.
Introducing Students to World War II - From Teaching History
The American Experience - PBS video series.
Multicultural History in America - Lesson plans and plans for special holidays.
The Heritage and
Culture of Puerto Ricans - with lesson plans.
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