Experience History at its Source
Gale and Smithsonian have partnered to deliver an online resource designed to provide teachers and librarians with primary source content to support U.S. History and AP U.S. History classes. Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History brings hand-curated material from the experts at the Smithsonian directly to classrooms and students, allowing teachers to incorporate required primary source content into U.S. History classes.
Choose from 15 eras and over 1,800 seminal primary sources including documents, maps, historical objects, and other materials from the museums, archives, and collections of the Smithsonian and Gale's leading digital collections.
2017 SIIA CODIE AWARDS FINALIST
Best Social Sciences or Social Studies Instructional Solution
Platform Features & Tools
Integrated G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools enable users to share, save, and download content—including highlights and notes. Learn More
Primary Source Documents
More than 1,800 curated primary source documents cover the scope and sequence of a high school U.S. History course.
Detailed curriculum correlations align the primary sources to national social science and literacy standards for easy-to-see application across subjects.
Reviews & Testimonials
“This database is a treasure trove for students, teachers, curriculum writers, and researchers looking for authenticated primary source documents."