Friday, May 27, 2011

Freebie Friday

It's Like Having a Money Tree in Your Back Yard!

This week the focus is on history. Both websites are excellent to use as you plan next year's work.

America's Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty is a tested lesson plan resource and supplement for Kindergarten-12th grade teachers of social studies, U. S. history, U. S. government, political science, economics, geography, speech, and/or related subjects. Written by fellow teachers, the resource consists of age-appropriate and modifiable lesson plans grouped into three separate books according to level: elementary, middle, and high school. Each elementary school lesson plan correlates practically with the nationally applicable Core Knowledge Skills (grades K-6) (national edition). Each middle and high school lesson plan correlates with the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) standards (national edition). All lessons emphasize one or more themes of freedom, unity, progress, and responsibility. The resource aims not simply to present historical facts but to provide opportunities for students to explore and understand the factual and philosophical significance and meaning behind events, causes, and effects—the whys—relating to and influencing the early history of the United States.

Today we feature this huge library of resource materials on all sorts of American history topics, created by teachers for teachers, incorporating the Library of Congress' primary sources into student instruction. There are loads and loads of resources and subjects here. To search the collections, just click on each category listed on their page:

Lesson Plans

Themed Resources

Primary Source Sets

Presentations & Activities

Collection Connections

Each of these sections will take you to dozens and dozens of great downloadable and online resources to enhance your history studies. Your tax dollars actually providing some wonderful resources for you. Have fun!


Have a wonderful summer and remember you can always visit my blog during the summer and catch up on the post you missed.



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