Brochures for Parents/Guardians
These brochures on the history–social science framework provide parents/guardians insights into what their children are learning as they progress through the grade levels. The brochures also provide a brief summary of the instructional shifts in the framework.
iCivics* -“iCivics gives students the necessary tools to learn about and participate in civic life..”
Library of Congress - “News, events, new content & more from the National Library of Congress & specific subject areas — from legislature to poetry, from music to science, from cataloging to copyright.”
National Archives - “Teach with documents using our online tool. Locate teachable primary sources.”
Historical Thinking Matters - “focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives in a webquest format.”
Smithsonian Education “The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a free, interactive platform that gives you and your children access to millions of Smithsonian digital resources and provides easy-to-use tools to create school projects. Easily find something of interest to your child or set them loose to discover on their own..”
National Constitution Center “The first and only institution in America established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.”
Hippocampus* - “Free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school students, free of charge.”
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - “A nonprofit organization devoted to the improvement of history education. The Institute has developed an array of programs for schools, teachers, and students that now operate in all fifty states, including a website that features more than 60,000 unique historical documents.”
Digital History - “Enhances history teaching and research through primary sources, an online textbook, extensive reference resources, and interactive materials.”
*This site and tool has not been approved for our district per the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA).