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Help students build historical understanding, analyze informational texts, and accomplish guided inquiry of primary sources.

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Primary sources

Enhance instruction with guided inquiry of sources.

Explicit literacy instruction

Prepare students to evaluate rigorous informational and historical text.

Multiple perspectives

Facilitate student construction of historical understanding with diverse viewpoints.

Tap into Title IV or social studies curriculum budgets to support district initiatives related to ethnic studies, literacy, SEL, rigorous instruction, and more.

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Lessons are aligned to fulfill state requirements and leverage the NCSS C3 Framework using primary resources like the Pulitzer Center.

260+ Interactive Nearpod lessons for Historical Perspectives & Literacy

Nearpod’s Historical Perspectives & Literacy lesson collection combines cultural relevance and inquiry-based lessons with media rich experiences.

Learn about our contributing writers

We’ve paired with experts in their field to spotlight undertold narratives from throughout US History.

Brittany Talissa

Brittany Talissa King is a Brooklyn based writer. She is currently an NYU graduate student studying journalism (Cultural Reporting & Criticism). She is the former leader of Black Lives Matter of Columbus, Indiana. Her literary heroes are Toni Morrison & James Baldwin.

Keisha N. Blain

Keisha N. Blain is a historian of the 20th century United States with broad interdisciplinary interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She currently teaches history at the University of Pittsburgh.

Erin Blakemore

Erin Blakemore is a journalist from Boulder, Colorado. Her work has appeared in print and online in publications like The Washington Post, TIME, National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, and more. Her book The Heroine's Bookshelf (Harper) won the Colorado Book Award for nonfiction.

Ashawnta Jackson

Ashawnta Jackson is a writer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her writing has appeared in Atlas Obscura, Timeline, Downbeat, and others. You can find her tweeting infrequently @_heyjackson and see more of her work at

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