Teaching History Refresh

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media is pleased to announce the launch of the updated Teaching History website. 

Teaching History, a Teaching American History project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides educational resources and materials in U.S. history to K-12 students and teachers.

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Teaching History has a renewed focus on the site’s most important content:

  • Teaching Materials — teaching guides, lesson plan reviews, and ELL resources
  • History Content — historical knowledge, teaching resources, and website reviews
  • Best Practices — teaching in action, examples of historical thinking, and techniques for promoting historical inquiry
  • Digital Classroom — digital tools and platforms to use in the classroom

This streamlining highlights current educational projects and technologies for the 21st-century classroom. Teaching History features the following new content and site changes:

  • Website reviews of current digital educational projects, including the Beyond Words project at the Library of Congress and Eagle Eye Citizen
  • Tech for Teachers step-by-step tutorials on using new digital tools and projects in the classroom, such as TimelineJS, a tool that allows students to create multimedia timelines
  • Refreshed navigational menus that enable easier access to educational materials across the site
  • Updated multimedia to work across operating systems and browsers

With these new changes, Teaching History will continue to provide exciting and interactive educational content for K-12 students and teachers studying U.S. history.



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Each year, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media’s websites receive over 2 million visitors, and more than a million people rely on its digital tools to teach, learn, and conduct research. Donations from supporters help us sustain those resources.