The Ashbrook Center’s TeachingAmericanHistory.org includes a historical documents library, Exhibits on America’s Founding, web-based lesson plans, and podcasts. Its American History Toolkits are topically focused collections made up of resources from the site and organized to provide easy access to a variety of materials for teachers. Its 50 Core Documents That Tell America’s Story lists the essential documents that are a starting point for students and teachers to “think more deeply about what it means to be an American.” The website also contains Core Documents Collections on topics such as the Cold War and Documents and Debate. Numerous opportunities for professional development are available.
Level: Middle and high school