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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

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

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

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

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

Illustration, The Capture of Vicksburg, August 1, 1863, Harpers

Context and finding connections make for effective primary source use. [...] »

Photo, "Eat Money," waɪ.tiː, August 7, 2007, Flickr

Three years to spend nearly a million dollars [. . . ]. What could go wrong? [...] »

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Project Spotlight

Learn about innovative TAH projects

Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way  1861 Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze

Watch Suzannah Niepold guide TAH teachers through analyzing the differences [...] »

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

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

Photomechanical print, "Detroit. . . ," Detroit Photographic, 1898-1905, LoC

How can one means of transportation be used to teach American history? [...] »

Norman Lewis Evening Rendezvous 1962

Textbooks describe segregation in a few pages, but these artists share [...] »

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