America in Class

Lesson Plans for History and Literature Teachers

National Humanities Center | Apr 22, 2021

America in Class: Lesson Plans for History and Literature Teachers offers collections of primary resources compatible with the Common Core State Standards. These include historical documents, literary texts, and works of art — thematically organized with notes and discussion questions. The purpose of this site is to help students identify and evaluate textual evidence, determine central ideas, understand the meanings of words, comprehend the structure of a text, recognize an author’s point of view, and interpret content presented in diverse media, including visual images. Lesson plans include contextual readings, primary sources, guided discussion questions and answers for teachers, and a section that defines “vocabulary pop-ups.”

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