Teaching Resources for History and Social Science Education Majors
The web offers an outstanding variety of resources for teachers of all levels to help create an engaging classroom experience. The faculty of the department have highlighted some of their favorite resources on this page to share with students and alumni. Please feel free to contact us if you have found a resource that you think will benefit your fellow students and colleagues.
CRFC (Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago)- Provides a variety of lesson plans on U.S. history and government for classrooms from the primary to high school level.
China and Europe: What is Modern? - Offers a variety of readings, images, and lesson plans to explain the relationship between the East and West during the period preceding and during the Industrial Revolution.
CIA World Factbook - Contains up-to-date information on the government, economy, and history of all the world's countries, protectorates, and other political entities.
Sociological Images - Organizes contemporary images and advertisements by themes such as race, class, and gender and provides analysis that encourages people to "develop their sociological imagination."
Media and Images
Prelinger Archives - Contains thousands of films (newsreels, advertisements, Cold War propaganda, etc.) available for streaming or download.
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Offers tens of thousands of high quality images of art and archaeological items from its collection. Can search for art by time period or region.