TAHPDX: Great Decisions in U.S. History Home Page

(Teaching American History Project)

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A content-based web resource for K-12 social studies and history teachers.

Explore the historical imagination and historical inquiry methods and tools.



Contact TAHPDX

PDX Streetverve 2011 Report

PRESENTATION: Drama and Historiography, Tools for Unlocking the Historical Imagination
[TAH Project Directors' Conference, Dec. 8-11, 2009, Washington DC]

Links to Presentation Resource Materials:


On this TAHPDX website you will find pages that provide:

Top Navigation Buttons: These links will direct you to the parent pages for the main sections of this website.
Side Navigation Buttons: These links provide a quick way to access specific historical topics and resource pages in this website.




Here's what some of our teachers have to say about the program!

1860 Survey Map

The Drama and Geography components of our TAHPDX: Teaching American History Project provide teachers with innovative and exciting ways to explore history and ignite the historical imagination. Teachers learn how to use these tools to make history come alive for both themselves and their students. Click on the links below to hear some of our teachers commenting on the ways in which these tools have changed how they teach history and inspire their students. [You will need an MP3 player such as QuickTime or Windows MediaPlayer to listen to the audio clips]



The materials and resources on this website are freely available for educational and research purposes only. When using the resources, please cite the Community Geography Project, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University (www.pdx.edu/ims/).

All attempts have been made to include only public and copyright-free images and documents as direct downloads. In other cases, links have been provided to the website where the materials can be found. If you find documents on this site that are known to have current copyright protection, please contact the webmaster.

This website's minimum browser requirements: Firefox 1.0, Microsoft IE for Macintosh 5.2, Microsoft IE 5.0, Mozilla 1.0, Netscape Navigator 7.0, Opera 7.0 or Safari 1.0. Not W3C compliant for ADA accessibility.

You'll need Google Earth or ArcExplorer to use some of the interactive mapping activities downloadable from this website:

GOOGLE EARTH: Google Earth is a free, downloadable geographic data viewer developed by Google (it is not the same as Google Maps). You can download the Google Earth projects from this website and put them in your "my space" area on the Google Earth interface. In Google Earth you can see the data layers from a world perspective as well as perform functions such as turning layers on and off and clicking on features to see the attribute information attached to that feature. Get Google Earth.

ARCEXPLORER: ArcExplorer is a free, lightweight GIS data viewer developed by ESRI. This software offers an easy way to view prepackaged ArcExplorer GIS projects or create your own mapping projects using local GIS datasets. You can also perform a variety of basic GIS functions including display, ID, query, data retrieval and printing. There are ArcExplorer downloads for both a Windows and Macintosh platform. Get ESRI ArcExplorer.


TAHPDX Contact Information:

Teaching American History Coordinator
Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
Portland State University
PO Box 751, Portland OR 97207
Phone: 503-725-5869
Fax: 503-725-5199
Email: tahpdx@pdx.edu


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