Teaching history doesn’t mean your classroom has to be stuck in the past.

A 6-12 supplemental curriculum that combines culturally relevant, media rich, and inquiry-based Social Studies.

Available for the 2019- 2020 school year

Explore the benefits of Nearpod Historical Perspectives & Literacy:

300+ standards-aligned learning experiences built from the NCSS C3 framework

Historical Explorations

Series Includes:

Immersive VR experiences

Inquiry-based instruction of historic events

Inquiry-based instruction of historic events

Historical Literacy

Series Includes:

Guided inquiry of primary sources

Inclusion of key literacy skills

Development of social awareness through perspective taking

Global Perspectives

Series Includes:

Exposure to global issues

Historical parallels

Media from the Pulitzer Center

Practice in ethical decision making

Ethnic Studies

Series Includes:

Surfacing of untold historical narratives

Dynamic media

Critical analysis of figures and events

Development of skills in empathy and decision making

  • Historical Explorations

    Series Includes:

    Immersive VR experiences

    Inquiry-based instruction of historic events

    Inquiry-based instruction of historic events

  • Historical Literacy

    Series Includes:

    Guided inquiry of primary sources

    Inclusion of key literacy skills

    Development of social awareness through perspective taking

  • Global Perspectives

    Series Includes:

    Exposure to global issues

    Historical parallels

    Media from the Pulitzer Center

    Practice in ethical decision making

  • Ethnic Studies

    Series Includes:

    Surfacing of untold historical narratives

    Dynamic media

    Critical analysis of figures and events

    Development of skills in empathy and decision making

Learn about our contributing writers:

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

Brittany King
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.
KErin 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 www.heyjackson.net
CCE Funding

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

Pair this supplemental curriculum with Nearpod Learning Labs for increased impact in your classrooms.

Provide teachers with expert-derived, experience-rich, and tech-enhanced professional development to maximize the impact of Nearpod’s Historical Perspectives & Literacy content for students.

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