BRI has been hard at work this summer in order to help teachers hit the ground running as the school year begins. Whether the 20-21 school year for you is beginning in person, virtually, or a combination of the two, below are a few of our many resources that you can use in your classroom today!
- In this eLesson, students will explore the history of political parties, understand the purpose of national party conventions, and explore the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on conventions.
- Are you wondering how to best establish community in your virtual classroom? You’re not alone! This eLesson provides a quick way that you can help your students establish their own classroom culture. For more on this topic, be sure to check out our Back to School YouTube special.
- BRI is excited to announce that we released a free, fully digital textbook over the summer! Whether you teach U.S. History or AP U.S. History, you will love the diverse selection of essays, lessons, and primary sources featured in this resource.
BRI Scholar Talks
- Are you interested in learning more from the scholars who helped write Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness? Recently, we sat down with Stephanie Hinnerschitz to discuss Chinese immigration and exclusion, as well as with Ed Lengel to talk about the Pacific Theatre in WWII. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with each new release!
Primary Source Close Readings Are you or your students looking to get more out of primary source analysis? Join BRI staff members as they examine both text and visual primary sources from throughout U.S. history! . Our latest include a study of Woodrow Wilson’s The Author and Signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as a visual study of the Join, or Die cartoon from 1754.