9-12 Resources

Pre-1865

Nature Transformed: The Environment in American History
Photo, Yosemite Wilderness & Koip Crest, August 26, 2010, chucklepix, Flickr

Beautiful scenery or impassable peaks? These 17 in-depth essays analyze how[...] »

Scholars in Action: Analyzing 19th-Century Letters
Negative, "Letters. Posting of letters III," c.1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Watch a scholar interpret letters from labor activist and reformer Sarah[...] »

Post-1865

Writing to Learn History: Annotations and Mini-Writes

A pen or pencil in your student's hand is an excellent tool for teaching[...] »

Agents of Social Change: 20th-Century Women's Activism
Photo. Jessie Lloyd with an unidentified group. 1928

Source documents to help you approach 20th-century feminism.


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Classroom Tools

Historical Thinking & Literacy

Turning Students into Historians
Photo, Student opening night, Jasmine Alinder

How do you engage students with primary sources and their community[...] »

Using Technology

Joe Jelen on Digital Timelines
Photo, Timeline - P1050905, Oct. 21, 2007, Lars Plougmann, Flickr

Tired of using up rolls of butcher paper on making timelines? High-school[...] »