Teaching Resources

The Age of Jackson

Over the past fifteen years, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has worked closely with master educators across the country. Many of them have developed unique lesson plans and activities related to this historical era. These resources are included here along with pedagogical videos and other general teaching tools that can be adapted for a variety of time periods and themes in American history.

Andrew Jackson and the Bank War

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Go West ... and grow up with the country

Curriculum Subjects: Geography Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

Guided Readings: Indian Removal

Curriculum Subjects: Geography, Government and Civics Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

Jacksonian Democracy

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Legislation

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Life on the Trail

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

Manifest Destiny

Curriculum Subjects: Economics, Geography, Government and Civics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

National Expansion

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Native American Policy

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Perspectives on the Trail of Tears

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

The Breakdown of the Party System

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

The Monroe Doctrine

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics, World History Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

The Nullification Crisis

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

The Trail of Tears

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 5, 6, 7, 8

Teaching Resources from Other Sub-Eras