Educational Links

Here are some educational links for my class:

Digital History

Digital History is at the top of the list because it is so great. It contains historical information on a range of times from the colonial times to the 21st century. It is American History based. Great source of primary documents.

Teaching History

Teaching History is a wonderful site for history teachers to find resources, ideas, and to also collaborate with other history teachers. The site is aimed at K-12 so it includes information for a wide range of student age and capability.

The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has developed an amazing site for finding information. I typically use the site to find images like homesteaders on the plains, or civil war pictures. It also includes books, manuscripts, and great primary sources.


iCivics is a great resource for history teachers because it provides lesson plans and ideas for educational games in the classroom.

Archives.gov provides a great source of primary documents. It includes ideas for incorporating documents into lessons.

Stanford’s Reading Like a Historian

Stanford’s Reading Like a Historian program includes 73 lesson plans in the US History category to try and get students reading ability up and help them to interpret historical documents.

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

This site provides a bunch of learning topics and modules for teaching US History.

Smithsonian Education

The Smithsonian Education website lets educators search for specific terms, and grade levels to get resources that can be incorporated into lessons.

Discovery Education

This site is the one I have observed being used in the real classroom. CMS has an account with discovery education and it provides documentary movies along with online textbooks.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is another source of information tied to eras or time frames throughout American History. It also has study guides that students might find useful.