Freebee Friday: History, Year by Year
If the whole of American history is too overwhelming for you and your students, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has divided the county’s past into 10 easy-to-swallow chunks, from pre-history to just about a year ago. Once in the sections, you see a timeline that shows the major events. A convenient slider lets you go through the years quickly and there’s an 11th category that explains themes that crossover the 10 eras. There are links to key art work of the time, interactive features and multimedia resources as well as a slew of primary sources and teaching resources that can turn a dry lesson into a thrilling classroom experience, like letters from soldiers in the War of 1812.