Civics lessons are largely linked to a foundational video or text, and focus learning through essential questions, discussion, games, reading, and writing. Primary resources are seamlessly woven into each lesson.
Resources which can be used to plan a Constitution Day event.
Access thousands of primary sources — letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos, and other document types — spanning the course of American history. We're always adding more!
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The History Engine is a collection of thousands of historical “episodes” that paints a wide-ranging portrait of the past that is freely available to scholars, teachers, and the general public. Students from a variety of college and universities write these episodes. Creating an episode for the History Engine gives them the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of a historian.
At Historypin we develop and maintain storytelling methods used by 3000+ cultural organizations to expand their communities - and bring their resources to life.
Our innovative games and supporting classroom resources teach young people to understand how our political systems work by allowing them to experience it first-hand and empowering them to address real-world issues.
Looking to bring the U.S. House of Representatives into your classroom? These resources, activities, and lesson plans complement the material on this site.
Make a newspaper clipping with your own headline and story. Surprise friends and colleagues, send a birthday greeting or give your next blog post a special look.
Teaching with Primary Sources offers free K-12 professional development thanks to funds provided by the Library of Congress. TPS-MTSU serves educators across Tennessee by improving the way primary sources are used to promote critical thinking in the classroom and across the curriculum. Teachers can start exploring primary sources today on our Web site and at the Library of Congress Teachers Page.
Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress, since 2004 TPS-Barat has provided free, engaging, inquiry-based learning materials that use Library primary sources to foster understanding and application of civics, literacy, history, math, science, and the arts.
Stories are best when shared. With Timetoast, you can publish your timelines and share your story with the world, or with just a few.
You can even embed your timeline on your own website and change its colors to fit in seamlessly.
The Tennessee Center for Civic Learning and Engagement (TCCLE) is a non-partisan 501(C) 3 corporation, established in 2008 as Tennessee's premier organization solely dedicated to preparing an active and informed citizenry through civic and law-related education.