Teacher Resources

Lesson Planning

UbD Exchange


Fully intregated on line tool box. Primarily for US History content based courses but can be used for US Government and connections in World Cultures, particular Greece and Romans.

Companion to Cicero but focused on African American History.

Doc Teach:
Site created by National Archives with access to tons of primary source documents and on line tools to craft exercises.

C-Span Classroom

Hot Chalk

PBS: Freedom: A History of Us
Activities lesson plans throughout US History.

PBS News Hour Teacher Center
Lesson plans and activities based in depth news coverage.

Street Law Teachers Network

Street Law Resources

PBS NOW Classroom
Same as PBS News Hour only programming is more special reports.

Bill of Rights Institute

Best of History Website

PBS Program List
A listing of PBS shows and special series. Most series come with companion online guides with lesson plans.

Lesson Planet
Teacher Vision

Research / Data Engine Lesson Planning

Turn It In

Finding Dulcinea Intitative
Great educational search engine. The link above goes directly to a listing of 101 Best Social Studies classes.

Smithsonian Institution

Open Culture.com

Interactive Learning Sites:

I Civics
Sandra Day O'Connor's project of active citizenship. Interactive games are great.

Promethean Planet


News & Current Events Links:

Will send current event article and lesson plan daily to your email account. Also a source of videos.
Student News Daily
Same as Izzit but need to check on your own.
NPR: National Public Radio

Mass Media Links:

Teacher Tube
PBS: Frontline
PBS: The American Experience
Legal PPT

Professional Associations:

Academic Competition and Scholarships: