Friday, January 30, 2009

Historians on Record

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has quite a few excellent resources for teaching US History. The teacher resource page offers online quizzes, primary source documents, and twenty comprehensive units of study complete with visual aids and links to additional resources. The units of study comprise one of the best prepackaged US History curriculums that I've found online.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has a series of podcasts called Historians o Record. Historians on Record features notable authors speaking on their favorite US History topics. The podcast featured right now is of Doris Kearns Goodwin talking about her book Team of Rivals.

Applications for Education
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a valuable resource for high school US history teachers. As I mentioned above the units of study they have constructed are of a very high quality and include the use of primary source documents.

Here are a few more US History resources you may want to consider using in your classroom.
American Memory Historical Maps
Exploring US History Through Images and Documents
The Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy