What is America on the World Stage?

Between 2010 and 2012, America on the World Stage brought the book of the same name to life through a series of interactive lectures, hands-on workshops, research and curriculum design, and summer travel courses. Our approach was to explore the international perspectives of American history through a series of benchmark topics.

Within this site you can access and download:
100+ published teaching kits that contain a contextual essay, instructional activities, assessments, and answer keys/rubrics.

What’s New with America on the World Stage?
America on the World Stage partners with LEARN NC and OAH to create and host a serialized bundle of online courses that extend the Hands on History Library. 11 AOWS teachers will be authoring and instructing these 3-5 week courses that feature the 100+ published teaching kits in our archive, including two Transatlantic Teacher Scholar sets of resources. Launch date is anticipated Aug 2013 – watch for it!​​​

Historical GIS Projects – Using GIS to Teach History
As part of The Virginia Experiment, 10 teaching fellows from five central Virginia school divisions spent the 2007–2008 school year conducting authentic historical research, creating datasets, and developing ready-to-use classroom activities that use GIS to teach United States history.