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50 Famous Women that made an impact on History

HistoryColored is a network of pages that strives to create and share high quality historical content for the internet. A goal of ours is to produce accessible content for people that are casually interested in history, and also for those that have a passion for it.  By Siobhan Wood November 8th, 2020  learn more

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Ancestry: Making Connections Between the Past & Present

Ancestry® has a long-term commitment to education, and we’re proud to assist educators and parents with their focus on finding new and unique curriculum topics and to foster more personal connections to important moments in history and their own family story. After all, research shows that family history research is a powerful tool for building…  learn more

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Ben's Guide to Govenment

Learning Adventures Ben’s Guide provides opportunities to learn about themes related to our Government. These themes, called Learning Adventures, are divided into three school-age categories. The Learning Adventures are designed for specific age and grade groups: Apprentice level is designed for ages 4-8 (grades K-3), Journeyperson is designed for ages 9-13 (grades 4-8), and Master…  learn more

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Big History Project

Teach a mind-blowing history course that captures students’ natural curiosity about our world. The Big History Project course is standards-aligned, adaptable to different learning environments, and has a proven impact. "Big History Project allows students to ask the questions that matter. These are big questions that seem impossible to teach in one year; however, this…  learn more

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Bill of Rights Educator Hub

Educator Hub BRI is a teacher service organization with over 20 years of history growing and supporting our educator network. Learn more about our resources.  learn more

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C-SPAN Classroom

C-SPAN Classroom is a FREE membership service that works with C-SPAN's programs on public affairs, coverage of Congress, non-fiction books and American history to create free resources for teachers, students and the public to use in classrooms, projects or for research. Our website provides social studies teachers with access to thousands of free resources, including…  learn more

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C-SPAN Classroom Featured Resources

Below are collections of C-SPAN Classroom resources organized by various topics and themes. Additional C-SPAN Classroom resources can be found on the C-SPAN Classroom website.  learn more

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Facing History & Ourselves: Resource Library

Find compelling classroom resources, learn new teaching methods, meet standards, and make a difference in the lives of your students.  learn more

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Facing History and Ourselves: Lessons & Mini-Lessons

We use lessons of the past to help us create a better future. Facing History & Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. Our lessons are written using Facing History’s unique pedagogical approach, with activities that balance personal reflection and collaboration and draw upon…  learn more

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Helping Teaching: Online Self-Paced Social Studies Lessons

Our social studies lessons are designed to help students learn geography, U.S. history, world history, and traits of government, as well as help students build the critical thinking skills they need to experience success with any social studies curriculum. Our lessons for middle/high school students are meant for self-directed online learning. Many of our lessons…  learn more

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History Teaching Institute: History Lessons

The History Teaching Institute (HTI) serves as the primary outreach unit of The Ohio State University History Department. We work with teachers to develop curriculum and to incorporate the best practices of using technology in the classroom, all in an effort to improve both teaching and learning at Ohio State and in schools around the…  learn more

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Izzit

Entertaining & educational videos come with tons of additional resources — Teacher's Guide, activities, quizzes, and much more! We also offer Current Events lessons — two each school day with vocabulary words and discussion questions.  learn more

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Making History Come Alive Through Poetry and Song

This lesson pairs a magazine article about the Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck in 1975 with the Gordon Lightfoot song, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” After comparing and contrasting the elements of each text, students will choose a historical event and, using the song as a model, create a narrative poem about their chosen event. In addition, more contemporary…  learn more

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Mapping History

Mapping History, produced by the University of Oregon, features lots of animated maps illustrating problems, patterns, and events throughout history. Mapping History is essentially a digital atlas of American, European, Latin American, and African history. Each section is divided into modules based on historical themes and eras.The Mapping History Project has been designed to provide interactive and…  learn more

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MapPuzzle

Do you know where the countries are on the map? Play this map game.  learn more

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National Council for Social Studies

Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies is the largest professional association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. With members in all the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 35 countries, NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for…  learn more

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National Council for Social Studies Standards

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment has been widely and successfully used as a framework for teachers, schools, districts, states, and other nations as a tool for curriculum alignment and development. The standards incorporates current research and suggestions for improvement from many experienced practitioners.  learn more

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New American History

History is the turbulent, unpredictable, and deeply human record of everything that happened before this moment. Through interactive maps, video, audio, an algorithmic engine of journalism, and tools for educators, we hope to make visible what was previously invisible about our shared American story.  learn more

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OER Commons: We the People

The "We the People" Constitution Hub is a public digital collection of curated Civics and History resources. It is free with no subscription required. Educators have access to different lesson plans, many of which you can download in different formats or edit to fit your standards or objectives. You can also share and use lessons…  learn more

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Read Write Middle

I am in my ninth year of teaching 7th grade. I taught Social Studies for two of those years and Language Arts for the rest.  learn more

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Smithsonian Tween Tribune: Lesson Plans

Lesson Planning Made Easy Our lesson plans refresh themselves with new stories, questions and quizzes posted everyday. Each also includes links to the Common Core standards that apply and are aligned with Texas STAAR and Virginia SOL. Teacher Lesson Plans  learn more

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Smithsonian: National Museum of American History

The diverse collections of the National Museum of American History reflect a wide variety of subjects relating to the history of the United States as well as the history of science, medicine, and technology. Select from the subject list below to learn more about the Museum's holdings and view selected objects. You can learn more…  learn more