The curated resources linked below are an initial sample of the resources coming from a collaborative and rigorous review process with the EAD Content Curation Task Force.
By investigating primary sources displaying the American flag, we will explore the various ways people use the flag to show characteristics such as pride, loyalty, and unity for the nation.
The importance of community helpers is a building block of civics understanding. In this episode, children investigate who community helpers are and how they have changed over time through exploration of a rich Library of Congress photograph of a man delivering ice to a schoolhouse in 1899.
In this unit, students will solve three mysteries using evidence from primary sources including, 1) “What does it mean to belong to a group?” 2) “What does it mean to be a citizen?” and 3) “How do groups make decisions?” Students will act as investigators to solve the mysteries which help students understand themselves and their connections to their communities including the ideas and process of voting and why it is important.
History's Mysteries Historical Inquiry for Elementary Classrooms
In this unit, students will complete four historical mysteries by exploring primary sources and answering the following questions with evidence, 1)Where is the history in a name? 2) What shared traditions make your family special? 3)Why do we have a day off from school? 4) How does a tradition become a holiday? Students will explore naming traditions, family traditions, civic versus religious holiday and lastly, the story of Juneteenth and how it has become a holiday celebrated across America.