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Teaching American History (TAH) Projects

Watch video of keynote speakers from the 2009 and 2011 Teaching American History Project Directors meetings. Topics include historical thinking, public history, and lessons learned from TAH. FIND OUT MORE »

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Lessons Learned

Explore lessons learned by TAH projects

Photo. Teacher observing students during a lesson. NHEC

Guide educators step-by-step through lesson creation with intensive lesson [...] »

Photo. Teachers discussing lessons over lunch. TAH: Pursuing Justice Grant

One need only attend the TAH directors’ meeting to see how many permutations [...] »

Photo, "writing," September 9, 2007, found_drama, Flickr, creative commons

There's no quick and dirty way to win millions in grant funding. [...] »

Photo, Work with schools, Yorkville Branch : class visit, ca. 1910. Flickr

Teaching American History (TAH) has been an exciting opportunity for me in [...] »

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Project Spotlight

Learn about innovative TAH projects

Union Cavalry Musician's Jacket, Gettysburg National Military Park

Can digital tools foster historical thinking skills? Podcasting stories of the [...] »

Photo, "Totem grave," 1916?, Library of Congress

From literature and Native American perspectives to local history, this site [...] »

SI. Among the Sierra Nevada, California  1868 Albert Bierstadt

Watch Suzannah Niepold of the Smithsonian American Art Museum guide teachers in [...] »

Lithograph, "Abraham Lincoln's last reception," 1865, Anton Hohenstein, LoC

Lincoln's presidency and assassination are components of Essential American [...] »

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