History Matters


History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web is a website created in collaboration by the Center of History and New Media at George Mason University and the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at City University of New York. 

Designed for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence.

The site emphasizes materials that focus on the lives of ordinary Americans and actively involves students in analyzing and interpreting evidence.

What you’ll find

  • A searchable database of digital primary resources and collections vetted by professional historians
  • Making Sense of Documents,¬†professional guides, written by historians, detailing how to analyze and interpret historic evidence
  • Talking History, twenty five dialogues with leading historians and history educators
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