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*[http://www.americanyawp.com/index.html The American Yawp]
''The American Yawp'' is a free online textbook that is divided into two volumes. You can also get a paper copy of the book from Stanford University Press for $24.95 for each volume. ''The American Yawp'' is a massive "Collaboration Open U.S. History Textbook." Essentially it is an open-source textbook. Historians essentially modeled the textbook on the open source model that has been successfully used for numerous computer programs such as Linux, MediaWiki, Wordpress, and many more. In addition to the textbook, "The American Yawp" has a [http://www.americanyawp.com/reader.html Sourcebook] that can be used to expand on topics with primary source documents.
Besides being an excellent textbook, it is a great way to help reduce textbook costs for students because it can be accessed online for free.
* [https://edsitement.neh.gov/ EDSITEment! - National Endowment for the Humanities]
EEDSITEment! focuses on Lesson Plans and Study Activities. The Lesson Plans cover some topics and are exceptionally detailed. The plans even suggest how many class sessions should be used to teach the lesson. The lesson plan also breaks down how each day should be organized to get through all of the material. For example, take a look at [https://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/turning-tide-europe-1942-1944 Turning the Tide in Europe, 1941-1944]. It provides
Background for the lesson, preparation, lesson activities, assessment, lesson extensions, and a ton of resources. These are some of the best lesson plans you will find online.
The site also has a section on Student Activities. There are over 200 different student activities that can be used in classrooms. These student activities include texts, videos, and interactive maps.
* [https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - Library Of Congress
Chronicling America is a digitized resource from the Libary of Congress and the National Endowment for the Arts. Chronicling America has a massive database of newspapers from all around the country. It is an outstanding place for students to learn
who to use newspapers as a source for papers and history projects.
*[https://sheg.stanford.edu/history-assessments The Stanford History Education Group]
The Stanford History Education
group has created History Assessments of Thinking (HATS) that draw on the Library of Congress's digital resources. Here is a [https://sheg.stanford.edu/list-history-assessments-thinking list of the HATS] that Stanford has compiled. You can download the lesson plans from the site after you register (free) to the site. Typically, these HATS are critical writing assignments. The HATS use images or statements and to get students to write critically about the content. It is a fantastic way to add a writing assignment to cover materials that you have taught in class.
*[https://www.gilderlehrman.org/ The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History]
* [https://www.archives.gov/education National Archives - Educator Resources]
The National Archives is an independent agency of the United States government responsible for maintaining and documenting government and historical records. The National Archives has been a resource for historians since its creation in 1934. The Archives has some resources available for teachers, but the [https://www.docsteach.org/ DocsTeach.org] is probably the useful and readily accessible feature for teachers. DocsTeach.org is designed for educators to help them connect with the Archives resources.
* [https://www.bbc.co.uk/history BBC History]
* History Blogs
Over the past 10 years, a number of outstanding history blogs have been created. These blogs cover a wide array of topics and authored, edited and reviewed by historians. <blockquote>
* [http://nursingclio.org/ Nursing Clio] - Nursing Clio describes itself as "open access, peer-reviewed, collaborative blog project that ties historical scholarship to present day issues related to gender and medicine. Bodies, reproductive rights, and health care are often at the center of social, cultural, and political debates. We believe the issues that dominate today’s headlines and affect our daily lives reach far back into the past — that the personal is historical."
* [https://tropicsofmeta.wordpress.com/ Tropics of Meta] - Tropics of Meta describes itself as a site dedicated to offering "a fresh perspective on history, current events, popular culture, and issues in the academic world. Founded in 2010, ToM has published over 700 essays by historians, social scientists, artists, filmmakers, and creative writers both within and outside the academy, giving voice to communities across the United States and the world."
* [http://werehistory.org/ We're History] - "We’re History tells the story of America and how the country became what it is today. Written by scholars, it is real history with all its triumphs, failures, twists, and ironies. Our contributors come from inside and outside of academia, but they are all committed to the idea that it is history that has made us who we are." We're History has a ton of great articles addressing different aspects of American History.
*[https://www.edx.org/ edX.org] - edX.org has several history classes available from multiple universities across the including Columbia, Harvard, Purdue, Peking, and others. They have one of the widest selections of course.
*[https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/categories/history-courses Future Learn History Courses] - Future Learn has a focus on European and British History, and the courses are fairly eclectic (i.e., Hadrian's Wall, The Fall of the Roman Republic, and Why Opera Matters). As of January 2019, the site had 29 different courses available. They also have paid online degree programs for students.
*[https://www.coursera.org/browse/arts-and-humanities/history Coursera.org] - Coursera.org is one of the largest providers of online courses in the world. It has 182 universities and organizations partnering with it. This feature allows Cousera to offer over 100 history or history related courses. The courses offered are incredibly diverse. The courses include videos, readings, and quizzes. Some classes can be completed for free, but others are behind paywalls. You can either pay for courses individually or buy a monthly subscription.
*[https://www.udemy.com/topic/history/ Udemy] - Udemy is the largest online course provider in the world. They offer free courses, but most of them cost $9.99 or more. Their history section is relatively limited. Additionally, more than half of the classes are not in taught in English.
*[https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/# MIT Open Courseware] - MIT Open Courseware has numerous history courses, but they have not added any new courses since 2017. The courses are structured more like classes and are less user-friendly. The courses also do not appear to have videotaped lectures available after the course has finished. Still, the courses do have lecture slides and additional information for educators.
*[https://oyc.yale.edu/ Open Yale Courses History Courses] - The Open Yale Courses offer free complete courses taught by Yale History professors, but it only has four history courses available.
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