For Teachers


CWGK materials speak to important themes in U.S. History and Social Studies classrooms at all levels. 

To facilitate the use of the edition by instructors and learners, CWGK is building thematic pages to supplement and inspire lesson planning. Each page below will contain a short contextual paragraph, primary source documents, secondary literature, and classroom activities.  

Themes Available

Check back with us over the semester to see what new themes are available. Coming Soon..

  • Introduction to Primary Sources
  • Mental Health
  • Slavery
  • Voting
  • Economy
  • Free African Americans 
  • Migration
  • Were there 5 Governors during the Civil War? 
  • What is a Border State? 
  • Spies
  • 1862: The Fall of Frankfort
  • Holiday Documents (Thanksgiving and Christmas)

CWGK has published two complete document readers and multimedia classroom activity packets, instantly accessible as printable PDFs supplemented by online multimedia activities.

For overviews of CWGK materials available for student research projects, browse the Subject Guides for:

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