PBS LearningMedia™ Online Student Interactive Lessons: US History Topics

Monday 3:00 Room A-1

Presenter:Carolyn Jacobs, WGBH Education

We’ll demonstrate and lead a discussion on The Calderwood Writing Course: U.S History available free on PBS LearningMedia. This collection includes six self-paced lessons for high school. Each lesson provides an immersive look at a key topic in U.S. history integrated with tools to develop writing skills. Lively illustrated lectures by historian Ben Weber are supplemented by a range of primary source materials, including historical documents, photographs, cartoons, and artifacts. Throughout each lesson, students prepare to write an essay in response to a compelling question.

Target Audience

  • High School

Subject Area

  • U.S. History
  • Technology