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.
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 episode, children are introduced to Congress. To connect with primary grade students’ existing knowledge, they discover how a member of Congress is part of two communities: their home community that they serve and the community of Congress.
In this brief introductory episode, we find out what a primary source is and explore a few examples.