History Curriculum to Power Amazing Classrooms

Our curricula are created by teachers and scholars. We offer complete social studies courses aligned to state standards, all totally free. Come explore our teaching materials, planning resources, professional-development offerings, and helpful online teacher community.

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Spotlight on Classroom Resources

OER Project materials provide a view of the larger world to your students, preparing them for college, career and beyond.

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    • Activities 273
    • Videos 153
    • Articles 140
    • Closing 42
    • Opening 34
    • Assignments 52
  • Ship sailing on a historical map
    601
    • Articles 254
    • Activities 209
    • Videos 87
    • Assignments 51
  • Nanban art screens showing the arrival of a Portuguese ship
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    • Articles 234
    • Activities 229
    • Videos 62
    • Assignments 3

What Makes Our Social Studies Courses Different?

Adaptable and skills-focused, all OER Project courses include built-in scaffolding to meet the needs of a range of learners. Students are grounded in historical thinking as they engage with content that interests them and improve reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.
  • Standards-aligned: Our courses are grounded in the latest learning insights and are aligned to state standards.

  • Focus on interdisciplinary skills: Content engages students while helping them build reading, writing, and critical-thinking skills.

  • Flexible: Access from our site, from Clever, through an LMS, or by sharing to Google Classroom.

  • Built in professional development and online teacher community: Learning options include self-paced and real-time opportunities to learn and connect.

Materials & Resources to Teach OER Project Your Way

There are many ways to teach our courses and we believe that your way is the best way. We provide the curricula, materials, support, profession development, and tools you need to do what you do best.

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Testimonials from Our Teaching Community

I struggled my first two years of teaching because I couldn’t find the “right thing” to teach my students. I came across the OER Project and it was life changing. The course materials add a dynamic component to ensuring my students understand the fundamental elements of history, such as CCOT [continuity and change over time], writing skills, critical thinking, and more!
Brittney, history teacher, Philadelphia, PA

Testimonials from Our Teaching Community

OER Project helped me to reimagine how and why I teach history without having to reinvent too many wheels on my own. The thoughtfully designed structure and rich variety of resources offer much-needed inspiration and energy … Importantly, thanks to the blend of audiovisual, graphic, hands-on activities, and leveled texts, history is accessible to every learner.
Bill, history teacher, Augusta, GA

Testimonials from Our Teaching Community

I've taught World History Project and Big History Project for the last six years and have found that my students have become more engaged in their classroom due to the multiple resources that are made available through the OER Project. It has made my students more confident and successful and is a tool that I will continue to use.
Scot, history teacher, Vandalia, IL