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U.S. History

Not Your Grandma's Bingo! Social Justice, Literature, and Primary Sources

Transform your curriculum using young adult literature, Social Justice Bingo and primary sources. Learn how to develop thought-provoking and relevant interdisciplinary lessons from multiple perspectives for diverse student populations.

Pain, Pride, Power, Possibilities: The African American Civil Rights Struggle

Some of African American history is very painful; you will learn activities that provide a honest, engaging, interactive portal into Black history implementing close readings of poetry, images, and music.

Play to Learn with Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery

Assume the role of a Smithsonian intern to solve puzzles, find clues, decipher documents, and explore cartes de visite photographs with this free educational game from the Smithsonian.

Latinos and the Vietnam War: Patriotism and Protest

Using the film "On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam," explore the rich history of Latino military service and the Chicano movement's protests against a war that defined a generation.

Engaging Young Learners in Primary Source Analysis

Do you want to engage young learners in primary source analysis? Come discover how, in a presentation that will provide strategies, activities, and lesson plans that you can take home!

Historical Re-Enactments in the Elementary Classroom

Participants will examine a collection of free lesson plans that incorporate non-fictional texts into elementary grade literacy lessons.

Create, Explore, and Engage: Using Hstry in the Classroom

Give students the power to bring historical content to life using Hstry's free interactive timeline tool. K-12 teachers will walk away knowing best practices for utilizing Hstry in their classrooms.

Putting the Story Into U.S. History

Students gain a deeper understanding of U.S. History through the Story. Learn ways to infuse the ELA standards throughout your curriculum with primary sources and historical literacy tools and strategies.

Teaching Civil Rights Using Primary Sources

Examine unique primary sources and discuss teaching strategies related to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 co-facilitated by education experts from Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress.

Create, Explore, Engage: Using Primary Sources with Young Learners

Turn boring Library of Congress images into interactive learning experiences for young learners using only an iPad! Get ready to captivate students with the 5 E's lesson plan format.


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