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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

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

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

Photo. Students from different grades working together during a grant. Capstone

It may be tempting to ask students to identify only with young, heroic figures [...] »

Photo, "Social Networks," March 11, 2009, 10ch, Flickr

Communities of history educators certainly existed before the TAH program began [...] »

Photo, The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art. Met Museum

Visual and tactile experiences increase critical thinking skills. [...] »

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Project Spotlight

Learn about innovative TAH projects

Painting, of the house and shop of David Alling, New Jersey Historical Society

You are General George Washington, outnumbered, and don't know where the [...] »

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

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

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

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

Achelous and Hercules by Thomas Hart Benton

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

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