Sometimes, the history that students learn about in textbooks is boiled down to key events and dates, and is all-too-often limited to traditional narratives of progress that privilege war, leaders, and American exceptionalism. These great U.S. history and civics websites and games flip the script by letting students explore the complexity and contradictions of American history from different perspectives. Use these sites and games to help your students look critically at historical narratives, delve into primary documents, learn about the contributions of regular people, honor the contributions of diverse people and cultures, and bring this knowledge to bear on current events.
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