Mason’s Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has launched the National History Education Clearinghouse, an online project that gives U.S. history teachers high-quality support and resources.
In October 2007, the U.S. Department of Education awarded a $7 million contract (if fully funded over five years) to CHNM, in partnership with Stanford University, the American Historical Association, and the National History Center. The new clearinghouse is funded specifically under the Teaching American History Program, which was created to raise student achievement by improving teachers’ knowledge and understanding of traditional U.S. history.
Using the latest advances in digital technology, the clearinghouse provides teaching tools and resources such as lesson plan reviews, guides to working with primary sources, and models of exemplary classroom teaching. The interactive web site allows teachers to ask questions, comment on topical issues, and share information on what and how they teach.
The clearinghouse is available at teachinghistory.org .