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Social Studies Resources


World War II Website for Teachers

This website is from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. There are 4 units/curriculum guides full of resources for teachers about WWII. https://www.ww2classroom.org/


Common Lit - Text Resource

This website is full of great things. You will find 35 different topics from history. Each topic has multiple pieces of text for you to use. https://www.commonlit.org/en/text-sets


Reading Like A Historian

Here you will find a vast amount of lessons for your class. Most lessons come with a PowerPoint and all the handouts you need for the lesson. https://sheg.stanford.edu/history-lessons


Teaching American History

This website contains lesson plans, documents, multimedia links, and resouces that are all focused on teaching American History. http://teachingamericanhistory.org/


Teaching TN History

This website was created to provide Tennessee teachers and students with resources for teaching American, Tennessee, and East Tennessee History. All three areas contain valuable content and primary/secondary sources to address just about any American history topic. http://www.teachtnhistory.org


Teacher Page in the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress offers classroom material and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections of their teaching. You can search by common core standard as well as state content. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/


Teaching With Primary Sources

This is a link to the MTSU website. They have an entire page dedicated to teaching history with primary sources. You will find lesson plans, activites, newsletters, tools for educators, primary source text sets, and a vast amount of information on the Civil War. Teaching with Primary Sourcecshttps://www.mtsu.edu/tps


Beyond the Bubble (other ways to test)

This website has over 80 easy-to-use assessments that meaure students' historical thinking rather than recall of facts. https://beyondthebubble.stanford.edu/


Today in History

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/today.html


America's Story by America's Library

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/


Common Core-aligned text pieces

http://www.readworks.org/social-studies-reading-passages?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=011414%20Social%20Studies%20Registered