U.S. History Titles
With readings, letters, maps, statistics, and simulations, students explore the triangular trade and the nature of slavery in New England.
Readings, simulations, and primary sources prompt students to consider the complex factors that led to rebellion, war, and, ultimately, the independence of the United States.
The U.S. Constitution
Using primary sources, role-play, and simulations, students examine the context in which the U.S. Constitution was framed.
War of 1812
Students use primary sources and readings to immerse themselves in the struggle to establish the new federal government's role in foreign policy.
Students use readings, primary sources, and an in-depth case study to explore U.S. westward expansion from multiple perspectives.
Readings, primary sources, and simulations enable students to probe the political and ethical issues raised by the Spanish-American War.
League of Nations Debate
Using readings, primary sources, and simulations, students explore the causes and effects of World War I at home and abroad.
Using maps, transcripts, audio, photos, statistics, timelines, and simulations, students examine the inter-war years and recreate the American debate over the Lend-Lease Act.
Through readings and simulations, students explore the political, military, and ethical issues involved in the decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan.
Drawing on primary sources, statistics, a timeline, and selected biographies, students engage in the national debate on the U.S. role in the world in 1946.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Using primary sources, students explore the dynamics of the Cold War and step into the shoes of President Kennedy's ExComm during the crisis.
Students trace the history of the black freedom struggle from Reconstruction through the 1960s.
Using maps, cartoons, and primary sources, students evaluate how successive U.S. administrations perceived the situation in Vietnam, and implemented policy.
Students recreate the debate surrounding the decision to go to war, assess the war's impact in the United States, Iraq, and beyond.
Drawing on statistics, speeches, and commission reports, students examine the historical and current dimensions of immigration policy from multiple perspectives.
With readings, primary sources, statistics, cartoons, and case studies, students prepare for a debate in the U.S. Senate on the response to terrorism.
U.S. Role in the World
Readings, primary sources, political cartoons, maps, statistics, and simulations draw students into the promise and uncertainty of the modern era.
Fog of War
This guide provides a series of lesson plans to accompany Errol Morris' Academy Award wining full-length documentary. [Teacher's Guide only; DVD not included]