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.
Eagle Eye Citizen allows teachers and students to solve or create online interactive challenges while engaging with rich Library of Congress primary sources. Students learn civics content as well as primary source analysis skills.
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
Learn how activists in Louisville, Kentucky successfully campaigned against segregated streetcars in 1870-71.
Learning for Justice
This set of Library of Congress primary sources explores systems of racial segregation in the U.S. and the efforts of African American civil rights movements to end them.
The Library of Congress
This teaching module helps teachers guides students to explore rare manuscripts to learn about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and his emphasis on service. After analyzing sources, students create their own calls to service.
The Shapell Manuscript Foundation
This inquiry-based learning resource includes visualizations and data resources for students to track their own district’s legislative history and to explore regional and national patterns including roll call votes in order to see the transformation of party systems and their ideologies, to track the careers of individual legislators, and to observe the expansion of Congress.
New American History
This lesson plan will help students grasp the goals of the federal government as stated in the preamble to the constitution through small group exercises and concluding with a presentation to their classmates.
Emerging America - Collaborative for Educational Services
In this lesson, students learn about the expansion and restriction of voting rights in the United States. They examine laws and court rulings that have affected the voting rights of millions of Americans, brainstorm possible explanations for voter disengagement and explore a timeline of voting rights in the United States. In an extension activity, students learn how to register to vote.