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.
Maps, truth, and belief have a complicated relationship with one another. Every map is a representation of reality, and every representation, no matter how accurate and honest, involves simplification, symbolization, and selective attention.
Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center
This deliberation guide focuses on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, encouraging students to examine the choices the Californio Indigenous people faced in June 1849 as they determined how they would approach, or avoid, a future as American citizens.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
The ten lessons in this unit explore themes of identity and community while helping students and teachers build a productive, safe learning environment. They are especially appropriate for use in middle school classrooms of any subject at the beginning of the school year.
Facing History and Ourselves
This set of Library of Congress primary sources explores the westward expansion of the United States.