Welcome to the Wiki page for the "out of the box" teaching tools, as requested by teachers!

Feel free to post lesson plans, project ideas, or other ways that you have integrated different teaching strategies in your classrooms.

If you have never used a wiki before, do not worry. Most have not! Just click on the giant pencil icon that says "EDIT" to begin adding your contributions to this project. Do not forget that creating a classroom project based on these institutes, and being observed during the project, can all count towards the completion of your Professional Development Plan (PDP).


Any Era

Links By Era

Era One: Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1660)

Era Two: Colonization and Settlement (1585 - 1763)

Era Three: Revolution and the New Nation (1754 - 1820)

Era Four: Expansion and Reform (1801 - 1861)

Era Five: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850 - 1877)

Era Six: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870 - 1900)

Era Seven: The Emergence of Modern America (1890 - 1930)

Era Eight: The Great Depression and World War II (1929 - 1945)

  • Roosevelt Rap (From the FDR Presidential Library; lyrics are available)

Era Nine: Postwar United States (1945 - 1970)

Era Ten: Contemporary United States (1968 to the present)





Other (World History, Geography, Etc)