Teaching Resources for US History


 

 Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)

 

This resource has some general information on this time period, as well as primary resources and lesson plans. 

 

 The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)

 

This resource has primary documents from this time period, as well as lesson plans.  

 

 

Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)

 

This resource has primary documents from this time period, as well as lesson plans. 

 

Surveys of US History

 

A great resource for teaching/studying US history, with overviews, primary documents, images and more. You can search US History by historical era or by topic. 

 

From the site description - "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.

We emphasize materials that focus on the lives of ordinary Americans and actively involve students in analyzing and interpreting evidence. We welcome your participation in expanding and improving the site."