"Digital Classroom" National Archives and Records Administration. (http://www.nara.gov/education/classrm.html) This site at NARA, along with the "Learning Page" (see below), are helpful in teaching the use of primary sources. Model lessons are provided.
"History Matters." (http://historymatters.gmu.edu/) This site at George Mason University is an excellent resource for teaching American history and is designed for high school teachers.
"Higher Standards for Social Studies."
New Haven Public Schools Academic Performance Standards
, n.d. This is the core social studies document for New Haven social studies teachers.
"The Learning Page: Lesson Framework."
. (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons) Within the American Memory site at the Library of Congress, "The Learning Page" provides good examples on using primary sources.
Myers, J. Jay. "Washington's Dire Straits."
American History Illustrated
. June 2001, 21-30. This overview of the humiliating defeat of the American forces on Long Island discuses the important role for Colonel John Glover's regiment of seamen from Massachusetts. This regiment was later crucial in the crossing of the Delaware. The cover illustration is the Peale portrait
George Washington at Princeton
National History Standards (http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/nchs/standards/thinking5-12-4.html) The national standards are detailed and thoughtful..
Using Primary Sources on the Internet to Teach and Learn History
. ERIC Digest. ED442739. (http://www.ed.gov/datagbases/ERIC_Digests) 6/24/01 The Internet offers access to many primary documents. This article explains about the types and uses of primary sources and lists exemplary sites.
Smith, Richard Norton. "The Surprising George Washington."
Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration
Spring 1994, vol. 26, no. 1 (http://www.nara.gov/publications/prologue/george1.html) The discussion about the real George Washington continues still.
"Teaching About George Washington." ERIC Digests. ED424191.1998. (http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_DIGESTS/) In this article, published on the bicentennial of Washington's death in 1999, 0the author reminds us to remember the importance of individuals in history. He states that Washington was an incredible leader (with references and websites.)
"Teaching with Historic Places." National Registry of Historic Places. (http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/whyplaces.htm) The National Park Service website provides guiding on teaching using historic places (and you don't have to be there) and provides excellent lessons from sites all over the country.