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Ideas, Activities, and Plans

Lesson Plans, Units, PD Plans, Activities, and Book Backdrops to engage and empower your students.
This vetted searchable database of teacher-created resources is your source of inspiration for primary source driven teaching across the curriculum.

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KidCitizen

Muzzy Lane
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • 3-5
  • Civics and Government, History
  • App, Citizenship, Civics
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Read.Inquire.Write

Michigan University
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • 6-8
  • History
  • Argument, Social Studies, Writing
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Primary Source Sets

State Historical Society of Iowa
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • Any Grade
  • History
  • IA State
  • Primary Source Set, Video
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Reading Like a Historian

Stanford History Education Group
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • Any Grade
  • History
  • Contextualizing, Historical Inquiry, Lessons, Sourcing
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NAfME Teaching with Primary Sources Curriculum Units for the 2014 Music Standards

National Association for Music Education (NAFME)
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • Any Grade
  • Arts and Music
  • Chorus, Curriculum, Music, Units
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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Primary Sources

Minnesota Historical Society
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • Any Grade
  • Cultural Studies, History
  • CRP, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Videos
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Thinkport Social Studies Inquiry

Maryland Humanities
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • 6-8
  • History
  • Inquiry Kit, Social Studies
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Science Primary Source Lessons - New Focus

Governors State University
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • Any Grade
  • History, Science and Technology
  • Lessons, Primary Source, Science
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Engaging Congress

Center on Representative Government
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • Any Grade
  • Civics and Government, History
  • App, Civics, Congress, History
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Eagle Eye Citizen

George Mason University
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • Any Grade
  • Civics and Government, History
  • App, Civics, Create, History, Solve, Teach
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DBQuest

iCivics
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • Any Grade
  • Civics and Government, English/Language Arts, History
  • App, Civics, History, Primary Sources, Question
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My Case Maker

Bean Creative
  • External link
  • Curriculum
  • 6-8
  • Civics and Government, History
  • App, Civics , Inquiry, Online Learning, Primary Sources
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Can Music and Dance Change Public Opinion?

Linda Lee
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 9-12
  • Arts and Music, Cultural Studies, History
  • C3 Framework
  • African American, Civil Rights Movement, Dance, Equality, Music, Public Opinion
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Did Charles Sumner Deserve It?

C3 Teachers Development
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 3-5
  • Civics and Government, History
  • C3 Framework
  • Charles Sumner, Preston Brooks, Slavery
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How Did Birds Gain Political Protection?

TPS Eastern Region Team
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 9-12
  • Civics and Government, History
  • C3 Framework
  • Migratory Birds, National Laws, Political Protection, State Laws, Women's Fashion
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How has Music Influenced the Long Civil Rights Movement?

Joyce Mason
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 9-12
  • Arts and Music, Cultural Studies, History
  • C3 Framework
  • Long Civil Rights Movement, Music, Songs of Protest
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Did the Founders Want Government to Work?

C3 Teachers Development
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 9-12
  • Civics and Government, History
  • C3 Framework
  • Founders, Government, Liberties, Power, Separation of Powers
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Was Jane Addams a Wonder Woman in History?

Ann Canning
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 6-8
  • Cultural Studies, History
  • C3 Framework
  • Jane Addams, Pacifist, World Peace
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Did Abraham Lincoln Really Want to Free the Slaves?

C3 Teachers Development
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 9-12
  • Cultural Studies, History
  • C3 Framework
  • Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, President, Slaves
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Did We Overcome Racism Yet?

John Lee
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 9-12
  • Cultural Studies, History
  • C3 Framework
  • Civil Rights, Civil Rights Movement, Racism
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Is Peace in the Middle East Possible?

John Lee
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 9-12
  • Cultural Studies, Geography, History
  • C3 Framework
  • Conflict, Middle East
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Do our parks do what they are supposed to do?

C3 Teachers Development
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 6-8
  • Civics and Government, History
  • C3 Framework
  • Frederick Olmsted, Parks
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Did the Attack on Pearl Harbor Unify America?

C3 Teachers Development
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 9-12
  • Civics and Government, History
  • C3 Framework
  • America, Pearl Harbor, World War II, WWII
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Were the Whisky Rebels Champions of the Common Man or Treasonous Traitors?

Ann Canning; Greg Giardina
  • C3 Inquiry
  • 9-12
  • Civics and Government, History
  • C3 Framework
  • Bill of Rights, Rebels, Traitors, Whiskey, Whiskey Rebellion