Outreach Resources for Workshops

Resources for Outreach Programs

 Jim Luteran


This web site is part of the Gilder Lehman Institute and it contains primary documents and well written lesson plans and some lessons contain power points . You can also conduct a lesson plan search based on history standards.


Mike Wallace Interview. Well prepared with extensive research, Wallace asked probing questions of guests framed in tight close-ups. The result was a series of compelling and revealing interviews with some of the most interesting and important people of the day.The Mike Wallace Interview ran from 1957 to 1960, but the Ransom Center collection includes interviews from only 1957 and 1958. In the early 1960s, Mr. Wallace donated to the Ransom Center kinescopes of these programs and related materials, including his prepared questions, research material, and correspondence.


The Valley of the Shadow is a digital archive of primary sources that document the lives of people in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, during the era of the American Civil War. Here you may explore thousands of original documents that allow you to see what life was like during the Civil War for the men and women of Augusta and Franklin.


On the left hand side click on transcripts + audio clips .

Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties–FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, and Nixon–secretly recorded on tape just under 5,000 hours of their meetings and telephone conversations. The Miller Center’s Presidential Recordings Program is a unique effort aimed at making these remarkable historical sources accessible.

Click below to listen to President Johnson ordering pants, Taken from the whitehouse tapes.



The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955.



Does the Santa Fe Independent School District’s policy permitting student-led, student-initiated prayer at football games violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment? Click on the above link above for the decision.


A web site with history lesson plans designed with Ohio standards. The research in the site has been provided by Dr. Mark Tebeau and his colleagues at Cleveland State University. The materials provide historical knowledge and research of the social studies in Ohio and are meant to be used for education purposes by students, teachers and historians. Please use the materials for educational purposes only.

Listen to the Sound files in the lesson below  http://www.csusocialhistory.org/Lessons.aspx?ID=29&lid=158

Then go to related files to listen to sound files.


This web site contains audio and video clips of historical events.

Here is an example of  a video



Newsreel footage of President Kennedy ordering more than 20,000 U.S. Army soldiers to restore order on campus at the University of Mississippi after riots break out as the first black student prepares to attend his first class in 1962.


Provide teachers, students, researchers, and the general public with as broad and outstanding a collection of audio documentaries, speeches, debates, oral histories, and archival radio sources as is available anywhere.

Below is an audio file on the Cold War. Be patient it may take a few minutes to download this 29 minute audio file.




The Teaching American History podcast will provide subscribers with a weekly seminar from a leading history scholar from our extensive audio archive. These seminars are designed to encourage teachers to seriously examine significant events in American history in light of the principles of the American founding, and also to encourage the use of primary source materials in the classroom.


The above lesson designed by Garth Holman is an excellent presentation to start of a unit on Civil Rights

A  video depicting conditions after a Civil War Battle

Civil War Battle.wmv

Japanese Internment

The online collection of Clara Breed, or “Miss Breed” as she was known by her young library patrons, includes over 300 letters and cards received by Breed from Japanese American children and young adults during their World War II incarceration

Sounds Videos and Resources Developed by Teachers