What are your best resources for teaching American History?

Teaching it for the first time in a while and I know there is a lot out there.  Help me find the best stuff!

Tangible Media

MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,

"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."

Wow…

(via 365daysofmichellesm)

Any good places to find teaching grants to apply for?

cartoonpolitics:

The aim of controversial new ‘voter ID laws’ in Republican states is to suppress the Democrat vote under the guise of addressing a non-problem of ‘voter-fraud’. Florida Republican politician Don Yelton said .. "If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks so be it ..  the law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt.”  Mike Turzai,  a leading Republican politician in Pennsylvania, said in 2012 .. “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done,”  ..  (more about the ACLU fight against voter suppression)

Great topic of discussion for every government classroom and US History classroom.  Today’s poll tax is essentially a Voter ID card and voter laws that make if difficult to register.

cartoonpolitics:

The aim of controversial new ‘voter ID laws’ in Republican states is to suppress the Democrat vote under the guise of addressing a non-problem of ‘voter-fraud’. Florida Republican politician Don Yelton said .. "If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks so be it ..  the law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt.”  Mike Turzai,  a leading Republican politician in Pennsylvania, said in 2012 .. “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done,”  ..  (more about the ACLU fight against voter suppression)

Great topic of discussion for every government classroom and US History classroom.  Today’s poll tax is essentially a Voter ID card and voter laws that make if difficult to register.