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.
America and the World presents 63 political cartoons by Clifford K. Berryman that invite students to discuss American foreign policy from the Spanish American War to the start of World War II. This eBook presents a selection of cartoons that show Berryman’s insight into the people, institutions, issues, and events that shaped an important era of American history.
National Archives Center for Legislative Archives
A documents-based exploration of European contact with Native Americans during the 16th Century, with guiding essay questions, documents representing different and often conflicting views on the same issue, and full audio recordings of all documents.
In this lesson, students read a text that examines recent research into the question of whether democratic forms of government are in decline in the world and whether young people have less affinity for democracy than in the past. Next, they participate in a Civil Conversation (CivCon) based on the reading; in this structured discussion method, participants are encouraged to engage intellectually with challenging materials, gain insight about their own point of view, and strive for a shared understanding of issues.