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Featured Resources

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DK Ancient Greece - Anne Pearson
Call Number: CMC DF77 .P36 2007
ISBN: 0756630029

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Extraordinary People of the Civil Rights Movement - Sheila Jackson Hardy
Call Number: CMC E185.96 .H332 2007 I-HS
ISBN: 0516254618

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New York: Primary Sources - Teacher Created Material
Call Number: CMC MIX MEDIA F119 .N58 2003
ISBN: 0743981243

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The American Journey
Call Number: CMC E178.1 .A67 2012 Gr.6-8 TE TEXT

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The Holocaust - Jeff Hill
Call Number: CMC D804.19 .H55 2006 HS
ISBN: 0780809351

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The Mayflower Compact - Dennis Brindell Fradin.
Call Number: CMC F68 .F78 2007 P-I
ISBN: 0761421254

Lesson Plans & Curriculum Resources on the Web

  • Best of History Web Sites
    Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1200 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes, and more.
  • Columbia Education Center
    This site contains lesson plans for all grade levels. Each lesson plan has overviews, objectives, resources/materials, and activites.
  • Digital History
    This Web site was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the Department of History and the College of Education at the University of Houston.
  • Discovery Lesson Plans Library
    Free lesson plans written by teachers for teachers. Here you will find hundreds of original lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school students.
  • EDSITEment l National Endowment for the Humanities
    EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, history and social studies. Lesson plans includes activities, standards alignmnents, assessment ideas, and websites.
  • History Matters
    Designed for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence.
  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - General History and Social Studies Sites
    Provides links to lesson activities, games, and professional resources.
  • Lesson Planet - Social Studies Lesson Plans
    Teacher reviewed online lesson plans and worksheets.
  • National Geographic Education
  • New York Times Learning Network - Lesson Plans
    Lesson plans across the curriculum based on the NY Times content.
  • PBS Social Studies
    High-quality classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. Offers lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS' award-winning on-air and online programming.
  • Smithsonian Education
    Smithsonian Education provides comprehensive units that are aligned to standards. These units include maps, images, and sometimes video.
  • Teachable Moment
    TeachableMoment.Org provides educators with timely teaching ideas to encourage critical thinking on issues of the day and foster a positive classroom environment. It is a project of Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility (formerly Educators for Social Responsibility Metropolitan Area).
  • Teachers Network
    Teachers Network provides lesson plans, unit plans, classroom specials, and activities.
  • Teachinghistory.org
    This website is designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom.
  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
    The Gilder Lehrman Institute's website, www.gilderlehrman.org, serves as a gateway to American history online with rich resources for educators, designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students.
  • Thinkfinity (formerly Marco Polo)
    The easy-to-navigate K-12 resources are grade-specific and are aligned with state standards.
  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus
    High quality teaching materials and activities designed for educational use (at primary, intermediate and secondary school levels) and for training teachers.
  • Virtual Middle School Library Social Studies Websites
    Resources for teachers and parents including lesson plans and curricula.
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