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Teaching Resources

Reading Across the Curriculum - Social Studies

Social Studies Resources and Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

American Memory
Library of Congress; open access to historical resources

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and the New Media
Resources for teaching, essays, and information

Central Intelligence Agency - Factbook
Info on countries throughout the world, plus a kids' page

Making of America
Primary sources, digitized books and periodicals, mostly from the 19th century US

Teaching with Documents
Primary documents from US National Archives; teaching activities correlated to national standards

Teaching with Primary Sources Program
Library of Congress’ digitized primary sources to enrich classroom instruction

Smithsonian Source
Resources for teaching American History, primary sources

Wisconsin Heritage Online
Digitized primary sources from collections in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Historical Society
Online resources, lesson plans, publications

World History Resource Center
Includes maps, timelines, documents

Social Studies Organizations


National Council for History Education
Profession organization

National Council for the Social Studies
Professional organization; lesson plans, book lists, resources