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Social studies lesson plans and website endorsed by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
National Archives »
Education page for the National Archives.
National Park Service's "The Learning Place" »
National Park Service provide free educational materials.
Library of Congress: American Memory »
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Smithsonian Education »
Find online exhibits, lesson plans, heritage month resources, and field trip help.
George Mason Center for History and New Media »
This section on teaching and learning provides resources on how to teach different historical topics and how to do historical research. The site also provides free scholarly journal articles for professional development.
PBS for Teachers »
Free online resources include lesson plans TV programs with lessons and resources to match.
History Channel in the Classroom »
The History Channel offers free resources, lessons, exhibits, and help for teachers.
Picturing US History »
Website developed by the Center for New Media and Learning at CUNY for teaching with visual evidence.
The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar »
A vast amount of primary and secondary resources built for teachers, plus a connection to a video building web tool.
Education World »
Free lesson plans, professional development, and resources for teachers.
National History Day »
Become involved with the country's largest history competition for grade school students.
Education Week »
The latest issues in education.
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Unwrapping the Gifted, from teachermagazine.org.
Library of Congress Blog
History through Children’s Literature
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