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.
In this interactive episode, KidCitizen uses a historic panoramic map as an object for active inquiry to engage children in wondering about this representation of a place where people live. Students closely observe the geographic features, like rivers, shorelines, and farmland along with its plant life, animal life, and man-made structures. Students collect clues in the researcher journal and use them throughout the adventure. There are a number of pathways for inquiry. Students may apply their geographic and historical thinking strategies to wonder about movement of people or reflect on the unique qualities of the area that define it as a place.
This Readers’ Theater and Read Aloud Story introduces students to the people who lived and worked at George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation. Students meet members of the Washington family, members of the enslaved community at Mount Vernon, and indentured servants working on the estate.
George Washington's Mount Vernon
“Why do people move?” is a four-mystery/lesson inquiry unit that helps students learn about push and pull factors, refugees, and the Great Migration by exploring primary and secondary sources to answer historical questions.
History's Mysteries Historical Inquiry for Elementary Classrooms
In this Kindergarten unit, students will explore three mysteries, 1)What is the difference between then and now? 2) Where do people work? and 3) How is work different now than in the past? Students will explore primary source images from the Library of Congress to solve historical mysteries with evidence.