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.
Resources for Women’s History Month and Free Speech
This month we offer resources on Women’s Rights from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, as well as free speech rights lessons from the American Bar Association and the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship at the Lou Frey Institute.
Get Ready for Law Day 2019
The 2019 Law Day theme – “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” – focuses on these cornerstones of representative government and calls on us to understand and protect these rights.
Share My Lesson’s Annual Virtual Conference March 12-14
Discover more than 30 free, for-credit sessions filled with “use-right-now” strategies and tools for teachers, paraprofessionals, school-related personnel, parents and community members. Topics span the curriculum: math, social studies, English language arts, science, the arts, literacy, standards and assessments. Go here to learn more.
Resources for Presidents Day, African American History Month
This month we shine the spotlight on African American History Month, Presidents Day and News in the Network.
Resources on Civil Disobedience, Reformers, and a Law-Making Poster
This month we shine the spotlight on Civil Disobedience and American Roformers. Explore resources for the classroom, including a downloadable poster!
TeachingAmericanHistory.org Releases Spring and Summer Programs
We have a full calendar of spring and summer programs scheduled in 18 states! Our programs are offered at no cost to you and we hope you will be able to join us for one (or more) of our one-day seminars. These seminars provide you the opportunity to join fellow American history, social studies, and government teachers and explore themes in American history and government through the study of original historical documents. Go here to explore the program calendar and to register for programs in your area.