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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Free American History resources

American History for Middle School and High School

The Simple Homeschool Presents Raising Refounders "shovel ready history for the masses".

 This online program teachers all about the founding fathers of our country and has a full years American History Curriculum. 

Government Curriculum, free with shipping

 This is Choosing Our President and history curriculum is sponsored by Mike Huckabee.  It claims to teach history without bias.

Learn Our History’s latest DVD, Election Day: Choosing Our President, is a great way to get your kids excited about the upcoming presidential election.  Your kids will join a group of time traveling history students who go back in time to meet past presidents and understand how the United States election process came to be. 

History and more for Kids

Kidipede, is a site that middle school homeschoolers will enjoy. It allows you to research to your hearts content form many subjects from science, to geography, to history and even math. They currently have free subscriptions for and links for teachers.

Kidipede - History and Science for Kids is a children's encyclopedia covering mainly history and science topics. Kidipede is entirely online; there is no print version (yet).

Free elementary American History

This free history curriculum was originally written for the target age of eight to nine (3rd grade) but
can easily be used and adapted for other grades and ages. The easiest grades to adapt for and use our curriculum in are 2nd-6th grades.
 It is also an excellent supplement to any other history curriculum(for a variety of ages) with plenty of "gravy" like worksheets, printables, links, extra reading, crafts, activities and more.  

Teach all about westward expansion with this free History Ebook

Americans Move West: The Santa Fe Trail, is an ebook you can download, courtesy of Denver public schools.  It is recommended for middle school students with a 3 week dedication reccomendation.

Other units are available through the ALMA PROJECT

The Project has reaped numerous benefits from partnerships with various colleges and universities. We hope to continue to secure agreements with curriculum experts from various institutions and teachers to work directly with the Project. As the Project continues, these partnerships will allow us to broaden the range of topics to be developed.

Black History Month Lessons Plans

Teach your kids more about black history month with these great lesson plans, activities, coloring pages, and more.

Remember that black history does not just include the Civil Rights Movement, but includes many different time periods, including the present. African Americans have contributed a great deal to the history of America. Included below are lesson plans, activities, stories, pictures, coloring pages, and more. These materials can be used in a classroom, for homeschool, for supplemental lessons given by a parent, or just for fun.

Digital History: Online History Textbook

This is an online textbook focusing specifically on American History

This Web site was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the Department of History and the College of Education at the University of Houston.
The materials on this Web site include a U.S. history textbook; over 400 annotated documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, courtesy of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, supplemented by primary sources on slaveryMexican AmericanAsian American, and Native American history, and U.S. political, social, and legal history; succinct essays on thehistory of filmethnicityprivate life, and technology;multimedia exhibitions; and reference resources that include a database of annotated linksclassroom handoutschronologiesglossaries, an audio archive including speeches and book talks by historians, and a visual archive with hundreds of historical maps and images. The site's Ask the HyperHistorian feature allows users to pose questions to professional historians.

1 comment:

Celeste said...

This is awesome!