Published Online: May 25, 2006

Curriculum Notes

Curriculum Notes

American Studies

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

An organization dedicated to the study of American history has created an extensive collection of resources for teachers.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, founded in 1994 to promote historical knowledge, posts lesson modules on more than 20 major topics in American history. Each includes a background essay, primary source documents, visual aids (i.e., maps), and learning tools.

The site also includes American history quizzes, an archive of important historical documents, and online exhibitions. The site currently features a multimedia exhibition on war letters, including audio readings and images of original documents.

Partners of the Gilder Lehrman Institute include the Association of Teachers of Social Studies, the National Council for History Education, and the National Council for Social Studies.

Web Only

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories