MCHCE's mission to provide teachers with free, relevant, and accurate resources is realized through this website, which is also a gateway to colloquium materials provided at past TAH and MCHCE professional development programs. Additionally, through participation in MCHCE Professional Development, teachers are encouraged to create classroom curriculum from the content presented. These materials are then shared to teachers through our website.
This section will help you in locating vast collections of history-related content and materials on the web. It contains frequently updated indexes of history websites, primary sources, and teaching materials. You will also find links to podcast collections and oral history links.
The focus of our Biographies of the Nation program is on biography. This page contains indexes to biography collections as well as biographical resources organized by topic, subject, and/or era. This page is constantly being updated.
This page contains links to documents and webpages geared specifically towards "Thinking Like a Historian." The Vital Themes and Habits of the Mind will help with approaching the "big ideas" and skills one needs to understand historical materials, while the Analysis Guides will help with interpreting and analyzing primary and secondary sources.
Adapted from the National Center for History in the Schools' K-4 History Standards. This page contains activity and lesson planning ideas, and a biography-centered lesson plan created by an early primary teacher participant.
American history resources can be located using the National Center for History in the Schools' National History Standards. Our American history resource links are divided into Eras.
MCHCE Teacher resources
Teachers compare the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution during the Fall 2011 Colloquium.
Biographies of the Nation participants examine Andrew Jackson at the Winter 2011 Colloquium.