FHO's mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.
The Learning Page is designed to help educators use the [Library of Congress] American Memory Collections to teach history and culture. It offers tips and tricks, definitions and rationale for using primary sources, activities, discussions, lesson plans and suggestions for using the collections in classroom curriculum. The section on professional development includes information about Webcasts and other training opportunities for teachers.
The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on the lens of history highlighted in Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States, the website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.
The Smithsonian observes the federally mandated Heritage Months by hosting performances, films, discussions, and many other events in Washington, D.C. In keeping with the spirit of Heritage Months, we offer these thematically arranged teaching resources from across the Smithsonian.
Designed for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence. Created by the American Social History Project at City University of New York and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
This free service for students in grades 3-12, their teachers and parents offers background information on news stories, news quizzes, lesson plans and classroom activities, links to related resources, suggested family discussion topics, and other features to help with an understanding of current events.
Thousands of high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. We provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standard.
The Teaching the JAH project attempts to bridge the gap between the latest scholarly research and classroom teaching by supplying online teaching packages for selected JAH articles. These teaching packages demonstrate how the featured article might be used in teaching the U.S. history course.
Teachinghistory.org is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has created Teachinghistory.org with the goal of making history content, teaching strategies, resources, and research accessible.
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