Curriculum Presenting the Human Past As an Integrated Story
World History for Us All is an innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle school and high school. World History for Us All offers an abundance of free teaching units, lesson plans, and otherresources that present the human past as a single story rather than as unconnected stories of many civilizations. The curriculum enables teachers to survey world history without excluding major peoples, regions, or time periods and draws on up-to-date historical research to help students understand the past by connecting specific subject matter to larger historical patterns. World History for Us All is a national collaboration of K–12 teachers, collegiate instructors, and educational technology specialists. It is a project of San Diego State University in cooperation with the National Center for History in the Schools at University of California, Los Angeles. World History for Us All is a continuing project. Elements under development will appear on the site in the coming months.
From September 17 to October 3, 2021, the National Mall in Washington, DC, will be covered by more than 620,000 white flags, each about a foot tall, representing the American lives lost to COVID-19 and holding written memories from loved ones. Visitors will be invited to personalize flags for some they have lost. The installation will also have a virtual component.
In 2010 the National Archives entered into a cooperative agreement with The University of Virginia Press to create Founders Online and make freely available the historical documents of the founders of the United States of America.
Each year Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Here are curated resources for celebrating and teaching students about Hispanic heritage.