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’ understanding as they read. Click here to try out the new e-Book on the American Revolution. Download interactive e-book instructions here.
Teaching the 14th Amendment, Magna Carta, Civil Rights
This month, we take a look at the 14th Amendment and Title IX, the Magna Carta and American Independence, and Freedom Summer. Explore games, videos and lesson plans.
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 O’Connor. Are you a teacher, student, administrator, scholar, or history buff who has benefited from or been involved in the Gilder Lehrman Institute? Be it through gaining new knowledge or finding new opportunities for professional development or personal growth, how has GLI been a part of your life? We would love to hear your story! We are gathering as many GLI tales as we can and then sharing them on gilderlehrman.org. Simply record and post up to a 30-second video on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #MyGLI25 and we’ll do the rest.
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.
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.
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.
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.