Study the Trust’s Civil War Curriculum. This free resource provides 9 standards-based goals covering the war from disunion to reconstruction; complete with lessons, materials, and assessment. Then work with colleagues to create your own.
Nicole Osier, Civil War Trust, Washington, DC
This online and face-to-face education program utilizes the best of tech-ed and constructivist learning methods to transform classrooms into countries and students into citizens. Students don't just learn about law, government, and economics, they get to participate in their own mini-versions of them.
Brenda Ball, Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC
War is much more complicated than a video game. Give your students the skills to grapple with global issues and explore humanitarian responses to conflict. Free, standards-aligned, ready-to-use resources provided.
Alicia Guajardo, James Lane, American Red Cross, Washington, DC; Joanne Dufour, Antioch University, Seattle, WA
The investigation of Chief Standing Bear’s journey and the plight of the Poncas comes alive with engaging participant experiences using media, digital technology and historical habits of mind.
Cindy Renner, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, NE; Larry Wright, Lincoln, NE
Classroom ready materials teach U.S. and world history as uncertain problems based on primary & secondary sources: images, words, music, numbers riddled with bias, confusion, controversy to motivate youthful detectives.
Jack Zevin, David Gerwin, Queens College/CUNY, New York, NY
Aligning with Common Core, The DBQ Project sharpens students’ critical thinking, reading and evidence-base writing. The Project’s method allows all students, grades 4-12, to excel in the sophisticated DBQ experience.
Mollie Hackett, Beth Montgomery, The DBQ Project, Evanston, IL
Using narrative, students participate in learning experiences from the viewpoint of a character to construct personal understandings about subject matter and apply literacy skills within a meaningful context. Curriculum provided.
Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia
Join National Museum of American History educators for an interactive, multimedia supported presentation that showcases our interdisciplinary approach to teaching with a focus on everyday objects, people-centered stories, and dialogue.
Naomi Coquillon, Matt Hoffman, National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
Janet Wong (janetwong.com) has written e-books on endangered animals, political awareness, and other social issues. Join her in a step-by-step workshop on publishing your own e-book. Come ready to create!
Janet Wong, Princeton, NJ
Visit one of the most important tourist sites of the host city and participate in dynamic hands-on educational activities developed specifically to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Century 21, the Seattle World’s Fair. --> read more »
Patricia Filer, Marie McCaffrey, HistoryLink, Seattle, WA; Tony Gomez, KCTS9, Seattle, WA; Carol Buswell, National Archives and Records Administration, Seattle, WA; Diane Brady, Katie Johnson, The Seattle Times Newspapers in Education, Seattle, WA; Jane Morton, Eastside Heritage Center, Seattle, WA; Patricia Shelton, Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, WA; Wendy Ewbank, Seattle Girls’ School, Seattle, WA; Anita Morales, Seattle Public Schools, WA; Sarah Schumacher, Edmonds School District, WA; Tracy Robinson, Seattle Center Foundation, Seattle, WA; Eric Taylor, 4Culture, Seattle, WA; Joan Rabinowitz, Jack Straw Productions, Seattle, WA; Julia Swan, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA; Alan Stein, Paula Becker, John Gordon Hill, Everett, WA