Historical Perspectives

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Help students make connections between historical events and current controversial issues.

Historical Perspectives presents students with the critical context of important moments in U.S. history from colonial times through the 20th century. Through primary source records, literature, video, and virtual reality experiences, students will explore history through the experiences of both famous and “ordinary” Americans.

What resources does this library contain?

Words of Ages - Witnessing U.S. History Through Literature
Ordinary Americans video series
Virtual reality experience
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What are the additional resources included for teachers?

  • Lesson plans that help students strengthen reading, writing, and critical thinking skills,
  • Assignments and enrichment activities to build on classroom learning and discussion, and
  • Teacher’s guides that offer additional information on events and the major tensions that help students connect history to contemporary issues

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES IS A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY CLASSROOM.

For more information, please contact us at classroom@closeup.org or 703-706-3665.