Resources for Educators

Directories of authors and artists who do school visits:

History websites and online lesson plans:

Connecticut Historical Resource Guide: Links to many Connecticut history sites, including a list of Connecticut history sites for kids.

Connecticut History, Facts, and Quotes:  Links to Connecticut history museums and websites.

Digital Blackboard: A collection of Web-based American history assignments.

The Library of Congress: The ultimate American history site! The Library of Congress has lesson plans, online collections of photographs and documents, and much, much more.

National Archives: Lesson plans in American history using primary documents from the National Archives collections.

National Humanities Center Toolbox Library: A collection of lesson plans incorporating primary resources in US History and Literature.

Old Sturbridge Village: Lesson plans on a variety of topics pertaining to early-19th-century American history, from education to the abolition movement to Native Americans, tailored to elementary, middle, or high-school students from one of the country’s premier living history museums. Co-ordinate your lesson plan with a field trip to Old Sturbridge Village!

Teaching with Historic Places: The National Park Service has created a fabulous state-by-state collection of lesson plans using historic sites to teach history. Have a historic site in your hometown you’d like to use for a class project? This site also has step-by-step guides for developing lesson plans around historic places. A great way to help organize field trips!

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