Try Out New E-Book on the American Revolution

The Core Knowledge Foundation announces a new digital product in production: Core Knowledge American History and Geography Interactive Student e-Books for Grades 3-5. Each book will offer a range of functionality, including: the entire text read aloud in English or Spanish; engaging activities for students to complete as they read; and prompts that check students’ […]

Gilder Lehrman Institute Celebrates 25 Years

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is celebrating its 25th anniversary. In honor of its anniversary, the Institute is sharing an interactive timeline with highlights that include a video of founders Richard Gilder and Lewis E. Lehrman; a performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chris Jackson; and a teacher seminar led by Justice Sandra Day […]

Resources on Miranda, Flag Day, and the Constitution

This month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Miranda v. Arizona on June 13, 1966, establishing the well-known Miranda rights for the accused. Learn about Flag Day, which is celebrated on June 14. And on June 21, the Constitution was ratified. Watch a video about the women who participated in the ratification debate.

Resources for Teaching the 19th Amendment

Here is a curated collection of the classroom resources on women’s suffrage that can be found at CivicsRenewalNetwork.org. More resources will be added as we celebrate the 19th Amendment leading up to the anniversary of its ratification on August 18, 2020. Suffrage Strategies: Voices for Votes Students examine a variety of primary source documents related […]

Resources for Teaching About Voting and Elections

This curated collection of resources on voting and elections contains resources for elementary, middle and high schools. For a complete list from the CRN members, go here. Presenting Political Parties Using the political cartoons of Clifford Berryman, this lesson, developed in collaboration with the National Archives, has students consider the impact of political parties on […]

Thank You, Teachers!

We celebrate and express our gratitude and appreciation to all teachers on May 7, National Teacher Day. Thank you! Also this month, the Constitutional Convention opened on May 25, 1787, in Philadelphia; and Brown v. Board of Education was decided on May 17, 1954.

Teaching about Earth Day, Supreme Court, Presidency

We celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Be sure to check out resources from Share My Lesson, as well as a ConSource lesson plan on the Supreme Court and Core Documents on the executive branch from TeachingAmericanHistory.org.

DocsTeach Releases Resources on Women’s Rights and Roles in American History

Hundreds of primary sources and teaching activities are available on a new webpage devoted to Women’s Rights and Roles in American History on DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives. You’ll find petitions and letters; photos of protests and suffrage activities; and resources on the anti-suffrage movement, citizenship rights, and […]

Library of Congress Seeking Teacher-in-Residence

The Library of Congress has opened applications for its Teacher-in-Residence position in its Learning and Innovation Office during the 2019-20 school year. The Learning and Innovation team develops and delivers teaching materials and programs to make the Library’s collections of primary sources visible, accessible, and easy for K-12 teachers to integrate into the classroom. The […]