Instructional Resources

Teaching resources and strategies

The Gilded Age Resources

Overview of the Gilded Age (by Digital History) (new 7/29/2012)
More Stories about the Gilded Age (first Coke, electric lights, “red hot mamas” and more) (new 7/29/12)
15th Amendment to the Constitution (1870): Voting Rights (new 7/30/12)
Interstate Commerce Law of 1887 (new 7/30/12)
The Gilded Age and Progressive Reform (10-minute, teacher-made video, added 7/30/12)

Civil War Resources

8 Instructional resources, including movies, posters, original letters, interactive website, NM maps, and more! Read more….

More sites with primary source documents of the Civil War (including photos!)

World War I Resources

Life in the Trenches
Weapons of WWI
Casualty and Death Rates in WWI
Animated Maps of WWI
Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

Primary Sources

A Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents (chronology and transcripts, from Christopher Columbus’s letters to President Obama’s 2012 State of Union Address)


TAH Teachers’ Lesson Plans

Freedom Trail: Washington D.C.
23 Lesson plans developed by the TAH participants who joined us on the 2012 Freedom Trail week-long trip to the Washington, D.C. area. These lesson plans address content standards for Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies in grades K, 2, 5, 6, 7, & 8. Review and download the lesson plans.

Colonial History
6 Lesson plans, developed by TAH participants, on several facets of colonial America. Grades: 3, 6, 7, 8. Review and download the lesson plans.

Civil Rights Movement
5 Lesson plans, developed by TAH participants, featuring the history and facets of the Civil Rights Movement. Grades 6-8, 7, 9-12, 11, & 12. Review and download the lesson plans.

Early NM History and Cultures
5 Lesson plans on early native peoples in and around NM: their interactions, both with each other and with Spanish explorers and settlers. Review and download the lesson plans.

World War 1
9 Teachers attended the World War 1 Institute on November 2-3, 2012. They prepared these lesson plans to reflect the institute content. Review and download the lesson plans.


People who can help you teach history:

David Rosenbaum, Education Specialist
Education and Public Programs, National Archives
202-357-5077, david.rosenbaum@nara.org
Services: Video conferencing with students, materials and resources, presentations