BRING HISTORY ALIVE!
A Sourcebook for Teaching United States History
For each era, a rationale specifies a handful of major themes; for each theme, 10–20 briefly stated activity ideas are presented (in total, more than 1200 activities, sorted by era and grade level). Ten essays, one for each era, point out real-world complexities that traditional histories tend to ignore, and the activity ideas also are intended to alert students to history’s complexities and its underrepresented stories. Additional student and teacher resources are available on a companion website.
The sourcebooks are great resources for teachers. The sourcebooks focus on concrete ideas that teachers can use; they will help teachers spark creative insight, catch a teachable moment, and help them approach instruction in an exciting and meaningful way.
—Gloria Sesso, President, Organization of History Teachers
Revised 2011 edition
8½" x 11"
National Center for History in the Schools
Teacher resource for grades 5–12