Teaching + Learning
Providing free access to primary sources, building high-quality online teaching modules, and offering instruction on critical thinking skills.
Teachinghistory.org, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is the central online location for accessing high-quality resources in K-12 U.S. history education.
Designed for teachers of U.S. History survey course, History Matters is a place to investigate American history online.
The Popular Romance Project will explore the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction, taking a global perspective—while looking back across time as far as the ancient Greeks.
This portal to world history on the web provides resources to help teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from primary sources.
This site offers a lively introduction to the French Revolution with an extraordinary archive of documentary evidence.
Explore the history of children and youth through primary sources, website reviews, teaching modules, and case studies.
Explore the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe through essays, primary sources, and case studies.
An online curriculum resource center designed to help high school and college teachers and students analyze online primary sources.
Focused on key topics in U.S. history, this website is designed to teach students how to "think historically."
Examine featured artifacts, all related to key topics in U.S. history, from the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Find online teaching modules covering the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in U.S. history.
For Virginians: Government Matters is a free online teaching and learning resource highlighting active citizen involvement, the impact of state and local government on daily life, and how individuals shape their communities in the Commonwealth.
This site invites you to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past.
Modules for teachers to improve their content knowledge of history by working with professional historians and museum educators.
In essays, seven scholars analyze forty-two images of crowds and crowd violence in the French Revolution.
CHNM's series of famous episodes in world history, including images, movie clips, and sound.
Read about amusing episodes from American history that make a serious point.
Historians discuss the translation and reception of the Declaration of Independence in nine countries around the world.
This is a place for finding, teaching, and learning about Virginia History on the web.
The Webography Project helps students learn to review the historical content of websites.
This site is a portal to probate inventories between 1740 and 1810 in several counties of Virginia and Maryland.