Teaching American History

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Timeline map of when the United States acquired major territories, from Family Tree Magazine.

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Timeline map of when the United States acquired major territories, from Family Tree Magazine.

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Benedict Arnold was a traitor! Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Andrew Jackson mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

Andrew Jackson: Hero or Villain? Mini-Poster

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Benedict Arnold was a traitor! Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Andrew Jackson mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Abraham Lincoln mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

Abraham Lincoln: Hero or Villain? Mini-Poster

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Abraham Lincoln mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Benjamin Franklin mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

Benjamin Franklin: Hero or Villain? Mini-Poster

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Benjamin Franklin mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

Sons of Liberty infographic

Sons of Liberty Infographic

Find out more about the Sons of Liberty, a defiant and radical group of young men as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Benedict Arnold mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

Benedict Arnold: Hero or Villain? Mini-Poster

History tends to judge our past leaders as extremes: Abraham Lincoln was an American hero! Benedict Arnold was a traitor! As teachers, it’s tempting at times to present a world as black and white to our students: good or evil, friend or foe, hero or villain. Use this Benedict Arnold mini-poster to help students take off the rose-colored glasses and see beyond the established historical narratives and into the real world of gray. ©2016. 11 x 17 inches. Cardstock.

10 Activities for Teaching Historical Perspective

10 Activities for Teaching Historical Perspective

10 activities to help middle and high school social studies teachers teach historical perspective plus a free download from History Gal.

mayflower passengers those who made it to the first Thanksgiving in 1621

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Pilgrim Hall, built in 1824, is a gallery museum in the center of historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. The nation’s oldest continuously–operating public museum, Pilgrim Hall houses an unmatched collection of Pilgrim possessions.

The Mayflower. This will help with the parts of the ship from "Treasure Island."

RootsWeb.com Home Page

RootsWeb - the Internet's oldest and largest FREE genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, mailing lists, message boards, and more.

Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth: Colonization Lab - engaging activity that helps students grasp the difficulties that colonists had to face.

Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth: Colonization Lab

This engaging group activity helps students to grasp the myriad of difficulties that the colonists of Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth had to face. I used this activity before teaching about the these three earliest English colonies as a sort of anticipatory set for the rest of the unit. As students ...

Great unit for teaching the Industrial Revolution. The full unit is available for free at teachsocialstudies.com.

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Great unit for teaching the Industrial Revolution. The full unit is available for free at teachsocialstudies.com.