10 of the Biggest Lies in History. ::: According to myth, a young George Washington confessed to cutting down a cherry tree by proclaiming, "I cannot tell a lie." The story is testament to how much respect Americans have for their cherished first president and honesty in general. Unfortunately, in the annals of history it seems there are 10 dishonest scoundrels for every honorable hero like Washington. Supposedly, the truth can set you free. But for many, deceit holds the key to money, fame,...

U.S. Presidents Bookmark

Four score and some amazing resources ago... First hand accounts, illustrated with vintage photos, original radio broadcasts.

timeline of ancient history

Let's Get SMART®~ If you have a smartboard, you NEED to read this!!! 21 Essential Smartboard Tips

The People Behind The Way We Live Infographic #sschat

Blog on U.S. History run by a classroom teacher. Great resource!

Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks & Get Students Excited About Doing History ("Doing" history? Never mind, still looks interesting)

How to teach WWI

KP - This is a timeline that can be hung up in the classroom to show events that led up to the Civil Rights Movement. It also shows events that have occurred after the movement, such as the establishment of Black History Month in 1976.

Excellent history resources, worksheets and assessments

The #bookshelfie tumblr was inspiration for my latest library display - the #shelfie . Students snap selfies in front of their own home libraries, and then share their #shelfie with me and others via Twitter or Instagram. It’s fun to see what books they decide to feature, and also interesting to note how many teen collections feature at least one Stephen King book - much as mine did back in the 80s! #librarydisplays

The History of American Wars - Veterans Day Infographic

How To Teach World History Using Pop Culture via @Edudemic

10 Fascinating Interracial Marriages in History

Times Machine is a wonderful database of New York Times articles that allows students to access exact digital copies of the famous newspaper dating back to 1851. You can't get more CCSS than this!

The US legal system has changed dramatically over the past 100 years. These legal cases are some of the most influential cases that have impacted and

One of the most iconic images in American history: On Nov. 25, 1963 -- his third birthday -- John Jr. Kennedy salutes the casket of his father, who was assassinated three days earlier.

EyeWitness to History - history through the eyes of those who lived it


48 Amazing Websites for Teachers and/or Students! Ex: PDF to Word - site that allows you to convert PDF documents to fully editable Word documents. Turn around time is about 10 minutes, Word file is emailed to you. Tons of great websites!