Marjoleine Kars


Sites for American history teachers providing primary documents, lesson plans, syllabi, teaching tips, and more!


History Matters

American Memory Learning Place

National Records and Archives

Best of History Websites

Companion Site for the PBS "reality" series:  Colonial House

Teaching American History in Maryland: document packets organized by topic put together by the MD State Archives specifically for class-room use.  All these documents are either in the public domain or come with copyright permission.  Perfect for putting together lesson plans!

Textbook publishers often have useful documents for the class room as well as other materials such as maps on line. Take a look, for instance, at the Bedford St. Martin site.

Spy letters of the American Revolution: a collection of letters in the Clemens Library at the University of Michigan, written during the American Revolution explaining how these letters were made, who sent them, etc.  Fun for K-12 students.

"Digital classroom": resources, lesson plans, documents, and more for teachers from the National Archives.  The National Archives website is worth a close look.

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture.