A Rich Resource for Teaching and Learning U.S. History

Stellar collection of U.S. history content, lesson plans, best practices
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Title: Teachinghistory.org
Summary: Stellar collection of U.S. history content, lesson plans, best practices

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Pros: Explore tons of topics and a wealth of killer teacher-created content; lessons address tons of critical skills and offer helpful teacher tips.
Cons: The amount of resources available could be overwhelming; revisions may be necessary to make the lessons meaningful for specific student groups.
Bottom Line: A gold mine for any U.S. history teacher, appropriate for every grade level.

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