Library of Congress | Teaching with Primary Sources

In 2009 Stanford joined the Library of Congress's Teaching with Primary Sources Program. As the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress connects educators with an extensive collection of digitized primary sources. The Stanford center helps teachers use primary sources through professional development partnerships with Bay Area schools, web-based resources, and teacher education initiatives.

Teaching with Primary Sources (Library of Congress) 

LAUSD Partnership

In 2014, SHEG established a partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District. SHEG staff is working closely with teachers and administrators from across the district on the implementation of Reading Like a Historian lessons. As part of this work, LAUSD administrators and SHEG staff are collaborating to coach teachers as they use these lessons in their classrooms. SHEG staff is also providing ongoing professional development to LAUSD History/Social Science Common Core State Standards Fellows and working to support a group of LAUSD teachers as they develop new curricular materials.

LA Times article on LAUSD/SHEG partnership
LAUSD Reading Like a Historian webpage 

Newark Public Schools Partnership

The Stanford History Education Group began a partnership with Newark Public Schools in 2013. SHEG staff members have led professional development workshops and classroom observations with teachers from across the district. As part of the ongoing celebration of the 350th anniversary of Newark’s founding, SHEG staff members are working with teachers, administrators, and local historians to develop new Reading Like a Historian lessons focused on Newark history. These lessons will be used as part of a new NPS course focused on Newark history.

Newark school district adds new project to its relationship with Stanford History Education Group

Stanford-SFUSD Partnership

SHEG maintains a close relationship with teachers in San Francisco Unified School District and is a founding member of the Stanford-SFUSD Partnership. SFUSD provided the initial funding for digitizing the Reading Like a Historian curriculum, where it continues to be used across middle and high school levels.  San Francisco teachers work side by side with SHEG researchers to pilot new forms of history assessments.  Our collaborative research explores how the information gleaned from these assessments can improve instructional decision making.

San Francisco Chronicle article on Stanford-SFUSD partnership

Lincoln Public Schools Partnership

In 2011, SHEG signed a memorandum of understanding with Lincoln Public Schools (Nebraska) to explore possibilities for using new history assessments for district-wide assessment.  In addition to Stanford and LPS, the partnership includes Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska. Together, our partnership explores questions like: “What kind of professional development is needed for innovative pedagogies to take root?” and “How can we improve instruction within the normal confines of the middle and high school day?”

Journal Star article on SHEG-LPS partnership



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