Thursday, March 16, 2006 -- NEH EDSITEment Lesson Plans
Yesterday I had a nice visit with the folks behind the TeachingAmericanHistory website and program. Their mission is to teach the teachers - to help K-12 history teachers learn and pass on a deep knowledge of our journey in developing freedoms.

Much of their approach is to physically bring teachers and scholars together. Regular Saturday seminars are free to teachers, as are longer summer institutes. A a masters degree is also available. And this summer, they are trying something new with an on-the-road trip. Fifty teachers and professors will visit the sites of our early history in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington!

Our interest, of course, is particularly with the online, interactive portion. Under a grant/contract from the National Endowment for Humanities, the center is developing lessons on a number of topics. You can view the lessons here. The interactives they've developed so far are: Actually, to get the true interactive effect, you really need some worksheets from the lessons. These will get the questions going to use the maps to their fullest.

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