Lesson Plans and Primary Source Activities
Stanford History Education Group is committed to providing educators accessible, high-quality teaching tools. At this link are a number of primary source-based lesson plans and assessments for history educators at all levels.
This section of the American Historical Associations website provides an arsenal of teaching resources available to historians in all fields and advocates for the profession as a whole. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, their section on online teaching is especially helpful.
On this page, the OAH provides materials to help fulfill their mission of promoting excellence in the teaching of American history. The OAH offers a variety of teaching resources geared toward secondary and postsecondary learners.
Here, the Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections.
DPLA brings the wealth of U.S. libraries, archives, and museums to your classroom. The guide at this link will help teachers discover the many great resources DPLA offers educators and students, in addition to primary source sets on key topics in US history.
The American Yawp is a free to access, online textbook. Provided at this link are a number of teaching materials for use alongside the textbook including, syllabi, primary sources, readings assignments, discussion questions… etc.
The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of "people’s history" in middle and high school classrooms across the country. Based on Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States, the website offers free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level.