K–8 teachers can expand their horizons this summer by taking the online course “Thinking Like a Historian: Immigration History Through Primary Sources.” The course, which is offered by the nonprofit Primary Source, will take place online from July 11 to August 7, 2018. Through online resources about immigration history, participants will learn how to incorporate and use primary sources in elementary and middle school classrooms. They will explore materials from the Library of Congress collection and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, deepen their understanding of primary sources, and consider how K–8 students can benefit from observing and analyzing primary source materials.
The We Are America Project has engendered powerful, honest stories by high school students about their lives in America. The project was started by 18 students from Lowell High School (in Lowell, Massachusetts), who are working with teachers and young people across the country to define what it means to be American.
A large, diverse group of leading civic education providers and research universities has collaborated to develop a roadmapto Educating for American Democracy, offering guidance for the content and instructional strategies of K–12 history and civic education across the United States, along with an implementation plan.
The BlackPast provides a global audience with reliable and accurate information on the history of African Americans and of people of African ancestry around the world. The compilation and concentration of these diverse resources allow BlackPast to serve as the “Google” of African American history.