We seek resources that reflect the many viewpoints, regions, and instructional practices of EAD’s broad community of stakeholders across the nation. We will prioritize free, open access resources to increase equitable access to instructional materials that support high quality history and civics instruction. As it grows, our collection of curated resources should include many lessons that showcase the diverse paths that EAD-aligned instruction can take, united by a shared commitment to inquiry, to evidence literacy, to integrating history and civics, and to the complex truths of America’s past, present, and future.
Each individual resource highlighted on the EAD Educator Resource section goes through a collaborative and rigorous review process over an extended period of time with the EAD Content Curation Task Force before joining our collection, we therefore ask for your patience during the review. The process begins with many organizations participating in an information session exploring the goals of EAD and the content of the Roadmap and Pedagogy Companion. After gaining a deeper understanding, organizations submit resources to be reviewed by the committee of educators. During the submission process, the organizations are able to identify the grade band, content themes, design challenges, and driving questions within which each individual item best fits. Each individual submission is then independently reviewed by two educators using a rubric developed by the EAD Content Curation Task Force, which includes the following categories:
- Alignment to EAD Themes and Driving Questions
- Equity: Diversity and Inclusion
- Viewpoint Pluralism
- Equity: Accessibility
While our initial collection of resources addressed many themes and design challenges in the Roadmap, there are still many gaps that we hope to fill in order to better support our K-12 educators across the nation. Ideally, our EAD Educator Resource site will provide a wide and diverse selection of high-quality, rigorous resources aligned to the EAD Roadmap and Pedagogy Companion.
The areas of greatest need include resources targeted at:
Grade Levels: K-2, 3-5
- Theme 2: Our Changing Landscapes
- Theme 5: Institutional & Social Transformation
- Theme 6: A People in the World
- Theme 7: Contemporary Debates & Possibilities