Enjoy access to new, weekly releases for less than the price of a cup of coffee.

No textbook needed - Entirely Editable - Seamlessly Build Skills

The American History Source Subscription (WHSS) is an ongoing, affordable, monthly subscription service designed to help teachers focus on improving reading, writing, and analytical skills in their history classroom.  After years of working in the classroom, and after years of listening to teachers, I have found that our students need more access to complex texts, higher-level questioning, and debate-oriented activities.  This brand new service is designed to help teachers meet those needs.

For less than the price of a cup of coffee each month, you receive a new American History primary or secondary source activity each week designed to build the skills of your students (check out World History here).  It is time to challenge students with primary source excerpts, images, speeches, data sets, and much more.  As an added bonus, each fourth release is in the comparative DBQ format.  Students receive two separate sources, an overarching question, and a final prompt to justify their stance and put forth their best evidence.  

To make this even more helpful for teachers, each activity is 100% editable.  That's right -- you will have the ability to make changes to best meet the needs of your students.  Want to omit certain questions, add more context, or modify the wording?  That won't be a problem.

Finally, the affordability of this program makes it an absolute no-brainer.  Each monthly subscription begins with a 100% free trial that lasts for your entire first month (that means the first four weeks are free).  Then, for just $3.99 a month, you gain access to new, ongoing, weekly releases that will fill a real need in your classroom.  Pay for the entire year up-front to save an additional 10%!

What can you expect?

  • Weekly Releases

    Each week you receive access to a new primary or secondary source activity to teach close-reading, analysis, and critical thinking of images, text, and excerpts. Each fourth release is DBQ focused: students receive two sources to evaluate and answer an overarching, final prompt.

  • Entirely Editable

    Each weekly release is entirely editable. While each activity is designed to grow student learning, we realize there are times when you might want to make changes. As a result, you'll have that flexibility with each release.

  • Extremely Affordable

    This program is extremely affordable for any teacher. For less than the price of a cup of coffee each month, you gain access to weekly releases to grow and push your students. Or, save an additional 10% by purchasing an annual subscription.

Enjoy a new release each week - and a short DBQ analysis activity each fourth release!

(Your FREE trial includes access to weeks 1-4!)

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    American History History Weeks 1-4 (FREE TRIAL)

    • 1: American History: Fugitive Slave Act

    • 2: American History: Sojourner Truth

    • 3: American History: Alien and Sedition Acts

    • 4: American History DBQ: Is John Peter Zenger a Criminal?

  • 2

    American History Weeks 5-8

    • 5: American History: Hartford Convention

    • 6: American History: Andrew Jackson's Bank Veto

    • 7: American History: Franklin Letter after Yorktown

    • 8: American History DBQ: For a nation of immigrants, how has the United States treated minorities?

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    American History Weeks 9-12

    • 9: American History: Lincoln Calls for Volunteers

    • 10: American History: New York in 1755

    • 11: American History: Susan B Anthony Arrest

    • 12: American History DBQ: Was traveling west worth the risk?

  • 4

    American History Weeks 13-16

    • 13: American History: Eisenhower Letter to Captive Family

    • 14: American History: Washington D.C. a "Colored Man's Paradise"

    • 15: American History: Among the Poor Girls

    • 16: American History DBQ: How has music been used to highlight American society?

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    American History Weeks 17-20

    • 17: American History: Eisenhower on Little Rock

    • 18: American History: Anti-Slavery Poster

    • 19: American History: Immigration Act of 1924

    • 20: American History DBQ: How did the Civil Rights Movement improve life?

How do I sign up?

Subscribe for only $3.99 a month, or save an additinal 10% with a yearly membership!

What questions do I receive the most?

  • Is this really only $3.99 a month?

    Yep -- only $3.99 per month. This means you'll get access to a new primary and secondary source analysis activity each week (with the fourth in each set a DBQ style activity to further promote critical thinking).

  • How do you envision teachers will use this product?

    History and social studies teachers are always looking for ways to improve the analytical skills of their students. That need inspired the creation for this product. We envision teachers using these releases in a number of ways. Teachers might dedicate one day each week to skill-development; each Friday, for example, classes investigate a new source for part of the class period. Teachers might use these as "challenge" activities where student teams compete to provide the most well-rounded DBQ response. Using as part of an enrichment, "genius hour", or choice period would also be perfect.

  • Which day of the week is the next product made available?

    You'll gain access each week based on the day of the week you purchase. For example, if you purchase on a Sunday, you'll gain access to new releases on Sundays.

  • Do you offer licensing for multiple teachers or entire departments?

    Absolutely! I have many teachers that integrate these activities individually, as well as several school districts who want these available to all of their history or language arts teachers. To receive a custom quote, contact me directly at cale@historywithmre.com!

  • Can I gain access to all of the source analysis activities at once?

    Unfortunately, no. You can see what is coming up though based on the release schedule :).

  • Can I unsubscribe when I want?

    You can, but we are convinced that you'll love the value and quality so much that you'll stick around :).

  • Just wanted to double-check -- these are editable, correct?

    Yep. Weekly releases made available in this program are 100% editable so you tweak things if necessary.

  • Will these be added to your full-year curriculum products?

    No, these are separate from my history curriculum products (but quality is the same).