Electronic Resources

Chronicling America https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ 

Chronicling America (ISSN 2475-2703) is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages.

Civics Renewal Network: https://www.civicsrenewalnetwork.org/

The Civics Renewal Network is a consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening civic life in the U.S. by increasing the quality of civics education in our nation's schools and by improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost learning materials. On the Civics Renewal Network site, teachers can find the best resources of these organizations, searchable by subject, grade, resource type, standards, and teaching strategy.

Interactive Constitution: https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution

On this site, constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution's history and what it means today. For each provision of the Constitution, scholars of different perspectives discuss what they agree upon, and what they disagree about. These experts were selected with the guidance of leaders of two prominent constitutional law organizations—The American Constitution Society and The Federalist Society. This project is sponsored by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

Teaching after Terror - Las Vegas

In the days and weeks to come, we’ll learn more about the man who killed and most importantly, the lives lost.  In the interim, I wanted to share once again some suggestions we’ve learned about how to talk about these attacks with your students...

A Digital Civics Toolkit is offered by the Mac Arthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP).  The toolkit is a collection of resources for educators to support youth to explore, recognize, and take seriously the civic potentials of digital life.  The toolkit explores a range of civic opportunities and dilemmas via five modules focused on: Exploring Community Issues, Investigation, Dialogue, Voice, and Action. 

The FAIR Education Act

Making the Framework FAIR
LGBT-Related Revisions to the HSS (July 2016)
FAIR Lesson Plan Suggestions
FAIR Education Act Centralized Site
ONE Archives/LAUSD/The Center

The UCI History Project: http://historyproject.uci.edu/ 

The UC Irvine History Project provides an institutional framework for collaboration between the UCI History Department and K-12 history-social science teachers in Orange County.  The UCI History Project is dedicated to the mission of providing a space for history teachers at varying points in their career, from credential candidates to veteran teachers, to engage in high-quality professional development. Teacher participants will experience a collaborative, scholarly environment that supports the development of historical thinking, content knowledge, and pedagogical expertise.

Teaching History Resources


Association for the Study of African American Life and History



Information and Materials  

Brown v. Board Resources
The White House
California: To Statehood and Beyond
The History Channel – Teacher Resources
Orange County History Resources – First American Corporation

National History Day 



Lesson Plans and Projects 


Project Based Learning
National Geographic Geography Bee

Historical Organizations and Foundations  


James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Professional Organizations 


California Council for the Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies
National Council for History Education



California Museums
Irvine Museum - California Art
Bowers Museum of Cultural Arts