Experience classroom activities utilizing music and movie excerpts that help explain and interpret historical events in diverse ways for diverse learners. Packets of 100+ ideas provide resources for immediate use.
Elementary Teachers! Come learn about ideas, activities, lesson plans, and resources to teach about American Indians accurately, including overviews about pre-contact native cultures, Columbus Day and Thanksgiving.
Explore using primary sources in early American history to develop elementary and middle school students’ close reading skills! This workshop examines how to construct text-dependent questions that support historical thinking.
The National Endowment for the Humanities Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle offers teachers streaming versions of four important documentary films: The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story accompanied by classroom materials drawn from EDSITEment and the Gilder Lehrman Institute. NEH staff will demo the website and elicit feedback from teachers.