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Throughout our research, we have compiled a list of incredible resources that we believe every social studies teacher should know about. We are happy to feature the work of others while creating a one-stop-shop for educators.


Check them out below and let us know what else we should add to the list!

  • Articles
    From the New York Times: Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories. American History Textbooks can differ across the country, in ways that are shaded by partisan politics 7 Things US History Class should have taught every American about Indigenous History by Halee Kirkwood From The Atlantic: The Complex Legacy of Rosie the Riveter From The Atlantic: “Who Owns America’s Wilderness” From Time: #MeToo vs. Time's Up, What is the difference? From The Bill of Rights Institute: The Gay Liberation Movement From PBS' The American Experience: Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement
  • Educational Websites
    Native Knowledge 360° - Interactive Teaching Resources National Parks Service - Civil Rights Resources for Educators and Kids
  • YouTube
    UntoldEdu: The stories you never learned about in history class – made fun and accessible through stunning animation Black History in Two Minutes or so: Brief and concise historical episodes of the African-American experience. Narrated by renowned historian, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and executive produced by Robert F. Smith ‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass' Speech | NPR
  • Podcasts
    "This Land" by Crooked Media: Two crimes collide in a Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of one man and nearly half of the land in Oklahoma “A.D.A. Now!” a Podcast episode from NPR’s Throughline “Uncivil” a Podcast series on the Civil War from Gimlet “The 1920s PR Team That Reinvented & Swindled the Ku Klux Klan w/ Dale W. Laackman” a True Crime History Podcast “Can We Talk About Whiteness?” a Podcast episode from NPR’s Code Switch “The Long Hot Summer” a Podcast episode from NPR’s Throughline “Essential Mitch: The Early Years” a Podcast series season from NPR’s Embedded, examining the rise and little known steps in Mitch McConnell’s career “1619” a Podcast series from The New York Times on the foundation of slavery that built the United States of America “Slow Burn” a Podcast series from Slate Media-- features seasons on The Iraq War, the Clinton Impeachment, the Nixon Impeachment, and David Duke’s presidential run "Nice White Parents" a 5 part Podcast series from The New York Times on building a better school system, and what gets in the way
  • Lessons
    In Response to Executive Order 9066: A Call to Action Teaching Hard History: A Framework for teaching American Slavery National Endowment for the Humanities: Student Civil Rights Activities
  • Books
    “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11” by Lawrence Wright “An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" By Beverly Daniel Tatum "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander "For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education" By Chris Emdin "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong" by James W. Loewen
  • Movies
    The Wave 1981: a classroom social experiment on fascism The Two Killings of Sam Cooke 13th CNN Decades Series The Sixties The Seventies The Eighties The Nineties The 2000's Inside Job: a documentary on the Great Recession An Inconvenient Truth: a documentary on the Climate Crisis From PBS: Rise! The Road to Civil Rights

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