Full texts of primary sources for U.S. History, Government, and Civics classrooms.
BRI has events, contests, and current event resources to engage your students throughout the year.
$40,000 in total prizes for students and their teachers! Contest opens January 1, 2022.
Participate in debates with other students around the country for a chance to win $1,000!
We are looking for 20 students to be a part of the 2022-23 program. Open to 15-18 year old’s who are currently Juniors or Seniors (or equivalent), fellows will participate in robust programming throughout the school year, meeting twice monthly, then culminating in a scholarship-funded week of programming in Washington, DC. BRI student fellows demonstrate […]
BRIs has hundreds of video resources to support you in the classroom. From explainer videos to interviews with scholars, all videos are ready for student use.
Primary Source Close Reading with BRI investigates some of the most pivotal speeches and documents that made America. In this series, join BRI staff Kirk Higgins and guests as they dissect how seminal documents, court cases, and speeches forged America’s development and impact our lives today.
Short, classroom ready videos covering U.S. History, Government, and Civics topics
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History is a new YouTube series for students that explores an important historic image every episode to gain insights into the culture, politics, and society of a particular time in U.S. history. Host Mary Patterson will explain how each primary source is its own “window to the past,” revealing new areas for contemplation and discussion.
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