TeachingAmericanHistory.org is excited to share another resource for American history, government, civics, and social studies teachers. While you may be familiar with our 50 Core American Documents book, we are launching a new 35-volume document collection.
This collection of documents on the American Founding inaugurates a new series of document collections from TeachingAmericanHistory.org. As in the American Founding volume, each Core American Document volume will contain the following:
When complete, the series will be comprehensive and authoritative, and will present America’s story in the words of those who wrote it – America’s presidents, labor leaders, farmers, philosophers, industrialists, politicians, workers, explorers, religious leaders, judges, soldiers; its slaveholders and abolitionists; its expansionists and isolationists; its reformers and stand-patters; its strict and broad constructionists; its hard-eyed realists and visionary utopians – all united in their commitment to equality and liberty, yet so often divided by their different understandings of these most fundamental American ideas.
The documents are all about this – the still unfinished American experiment with self-government. There is no better place to begin to understand that experiment than with these documents from the American founding.
In sum, our intent is that the documents and their supporting material provide unique access to the richness of the American story.
We hope that you will find this resource to be intriguing and helpful for your classroom.
Please contact Daniel Mitchell if you have any questions or would like more information about using the Core Documents Curriculum in your classroom.
Thank you for all that you do!