American Historical Association
The AHA website includes plenty of useful online materials for teaching history, including a section specifically created for K12 teachers.
Center for History and New Media
George Mason University's Center for History and New Media website presents history and historians in an accessible and engaging manner. Historians review their favorite (as well as most over-rated) history books, little-known historical episodes are presented, and a variety of other useful resources are available. A wonderful resource for teachers and their students.
Created by the National Endowment for the Humanities, EdSITEment is a portal to the “best of humanities on the web.” The websites featured on EdSITEment have been peer-reviewed by panels of educators and academics, and includes categories on Art & Culture, Literature & the Arts, Foreign Language, and History & Social Studies. The site also includes specially prepared lesson plans utilizing these online resources.
Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History offers a wide variety of curriculum resources meant to engage students in finding meaning in the past and recognizing the need for participation and responsible decision making. “For more than 27 years, Facing History has engaged teachers and students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.”
H-Net: Humanities and Social Studies Online
Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and based at Michigan State University, H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web.
National Center for History in the Schools
Based at UCLA, the National Center for History in the Schools offers curriculum unites in U.S. and World history, history standards, research guides, and sample lesson plans.
National Council for History Education (NCHE)
The National Council for History Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the importance of history in the schools and society. The NCHE website includes online versions of their newletter, history links and resources, and organizational and membership information.
Perspectives Online, Articles on Teaching Issues and Concerns
Perspectives Online is an online journal of the American Historical Association. This webpage links to a wealth of informative articles on history teaching issues and concerns.
World History Matters
A “World History Survey Course on the Web,” World History Matters is a project of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The website includes a guide to online resources, teaching ideas, a series of guides by leading world history scholars, and much more.
Journals for K12 Teachers of History
The History Teacher
The History Teacher, published quarterly, is the journal of The Society for History Education. For subscription information visit http://www.csulb.edu/~histeach/.
The Magazine of History
The Magazine of History is a journal of Organization of American Historians and is published for the use of teachers of history in the secondary schools. For subscription information, visit http://www.oah.org/pubs/magazine/.
Social Education is the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies. For membership information, visit http://www.ncss.org.
Teaching History--A Journal of Methods
Teaching History is published twice a year with financial support from the Department of Social Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Emporia State University and the College of the Ozarks. For subscription information, visit http://www.emporia.edu/socsci/journal/main.htm.
Books and Articles
Blackey, Robert (ed.), History Anew: Innovations in the Teaching of History (Long Beach: California State University Press, 1993).
Blackey, Robert (ed.), Teaching to Think Historically (Washington D.C.: American Historical Association, 1999).
Epstein, Terry, “Sometimes a Shining Moment: High School Students' Representations of History Through the Arts,” Social Education, 1994 (v. 58,
Foster, Stuart J., Hoge, John D., & Rosch, Richard, “Thinking Aloud About History: Student Interpretations of Historical Photographs,” Theory and Research in Social Education, 1999 (v. 27, p. 179-215).
Foster, Stuart J., & Padgett, C. S., “Exciting Middle School Social Studies Through Authentic Historical Inquiry.” In Rodney F. Allen, ed., The Clearing House: Dimensions of Social Studies for Middle School Students (Washington D.C.: Heldref Publications, 1999).
Kobrin, David, Beyond the Textbook: Teaching History Using Documents and Primary Sources (Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1996).
Levstik, Linda S., “History from the Bottom Up,” Social Education, 1986 (v. 50,
Levstik, Linda S., & Barton, Keith C., Doing History: Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle Schools (Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997).
Loewen, James W., Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (New York: The New Press, 1995).
Nash, G., Crabtree, C. & Dunn, R., History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past (New York: Knopf, 1998).
Percoco, James A., A Passion for the Past: Creative Teaching of U.S. History (Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1998).
Portal, Christopher, “Empathy as an Objective for History Teaching.” In C. Portal (ed.), The History Curriculum for Teachers (Philadelphia: Falmer, 1987).
Stearns, Peter, Meaning over Memory: Recasting the Teaching of Culture and History (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993).
Stearns, Peter, Seixas, Peter & Wineburg, Sam (eds.), Knowing, Teaching and Learning History (New York: New York University Press, 2000).
Tunnell, Michael O., & Ammon, Richard (eds.), The Story of Ourselves: Teaching History through Children's Literature (Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1993).
Wineburg, Sam, Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts: Charting the Future of Teaching the Past (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001).