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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, TAH John Teaching 2

In their TAH grant project, professors John Bieter and Kathleen Budge [...] »

Cigarette card, "Thanks for your invitation," c. 1893-1903, NYPL

Invite teachers in through the choice of project model and venue. [...] »

Teachers engaging in hands-on learning

Text-based primary sources not catching your students' (or your) interest? Kim [...] »

Detail, Library of Congress, ichicdn n064171, chicago daily news

Being a successful history teacher also necessarily involves being an engaged [...] »

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Project Spotlight

Learn about innovative TAH projects

Postcard, "Euclid Arcade," c. 1915, Teaching & Learning Cleveland

Connect stories across historical eras. [...] »

Photo, North Window Arch, 05/1972, David Hiser, National Archives, Flickr

JHAT, Jr. strengthens history in the elementary classroom, and provides [...] »

Achelous and Hercules by Thomas Hart Benton

Analyzing a massive primary source? Divide it up! Teachers at the Smithsonian [...] »

Lithograph, ". . . Shenandoah," Strobridge & Co. Lith., c. 1898, LoC

Take your projects beyond regional boundaries to give your grant the longest [...] »

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TAH Projects Database