Online Resources from American Heritage Society

The American Heritage Society is providing online resources for teaching English Language Arts and U.S. History. The Society is building the system with a grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, which is making a major commitment to developing tools that teachers need to help students meet the expectations of new College and Career-ready academic standards.  According to the Society, “Heritage Education will link thousands of quality nonfiction resources to Common Core standards, providing easy-to-use guidelines about what high school students need for success. This extraordinarily rich archive includes thousands of historical essays by the preeminent historians of the last half century.”

Key Features:

  • Thousands of primary historical documents from leading museums and archives across the U.S.
  • Over 5,000 American Heritage Magazine essays written by leading historians over the last 60 years
  • 300 bundles of essays linked with primary sources, CCSS, and instructional strategies
  • Resources grouped by Lexile measures, Historical Era, ELA Themes

In addition, the Heritage Education project is seeking teachers, schools and school districts to participate in a pilot program in Fall 2013. They are looking for ELA and U.S. History teachers who teach high school students. They’ve extended the application deadline until May 31, learn more: heritageeducation.org/more-information.

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