You can easily order any NCHS units through our online catalog: http://nchs.ss.ucla.edu
The National Center for History in the Schools (NCHS) has been publishing history curricular materials for more than 20 years. Widely used in public and private schools, over 80 of these publications are reproducible teaching units which cover a wide variety of specific issues and dramatic episodes in World and U.S. History. All are organized around carefully constructed lesson plans that rely on primary documents of many kinds. Each teaching unit is the fruit of a collaboration between history professors and experienced teachers in the precollegiate schools. They provide learning objectives, historical background essays, and suggested active-learning classroom activities through which students can practice the historian’s craft, discover for themselves how to analyze evidence, establish a valid interpretation, and construct a coherent narrative in which all the relevant factors play a part. Many of the units have been developed with such organizations as the Autry Center for Western Heritage, the Getty Museum, the Huntington Library, the Asia Society, and the Institute on Religion and Civic Values.
- Forbidden Love: The Hidden History of Mixed Race America (Gary B. Nash, revised edition), a look through the American history survey through the eyes of couples who happened to be of mixed race. This readable volume includes discussion questions.
- World History: The Big Eras (Ross Dunn, David Christian, and Edmund Burke), the popular companion reader to the free online curriculum "World History for Us All"
- Friends of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, and Agrippa Hull (Gary B. Nash and Graham Hodges), the story of three men whose lives were braided together by issues of liberty and race that fueled revolutions across two countries.
Also of special interest are the best-selling Bring History Alive! A Sourcebook for Teaching United States History and the companion volume Bring History Alive! A Sourcebook for Teaching World History.