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Government Sites

Department of Education » 

Get the latest news and policy updates.

Edsitement » 

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 »

Find primary resources, lesson plans, exhibits, and videos free.

Smithsonian Education »

Find online exhibits, lesson plans, heritage month resources, and field trip help.

National Guard Partners in Education Heritage Outreach Program »

The National Guard provides educational materials dealing with the Civil War as well as other significant conflicts in American history.  Through this program they offer a classroom presentation.  Even if you can't take a field trip, it can come to you!

 

Educational Tools

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.

Impact II-The Teachers Network »

A website built and run by teachers for teachers.  Free resources, lesson plans, and peer help.

 

Get Involved

National History Day »

Become involved with the country's largest history competition for grade school students.

Masters in History »

Interested in earning a graduate degree in history or the humanities? This website will give you all the tools to make an informed decision.

 

Education News

Education Week »

The latest issues in education.

Computer Learning Foundation »

Online journal of the latest education news. 

 

Blogs

historyiselementary.blogspot.com »

History Is Elementary: “A Site for History Teachers and Anyone Who Enjoys Reading about History and History Education.”

teachthecivilwar.com »

Teaching the Civil War with Technology

Civil War Memory»

Civil War Memory: Reflections of a High School history teacher and Civil War historian

Education Week Blogs »

A blog covering a variety of teaching topics. 

www.loc.gov/blog »

Library of Congress Blog

 

Twitter

twitter.com/CivilWarTrust »

Follow the Civil War Trust on Twitter.