These lesson plans were written by
Tom Ladenburg, a high school history teacher
from 1958-2005, most recently in Brookline, Massachusetts.
He has served as Department Chairperson in three different
schools, presented over 30 workshops, received a host of
teaching awards, and has written or co-authored nine books,
He spent a year as a Lucretia Crocker Fellow in Massachusetts
and another year at Education Development Center. Most of
his work has been in the field of American History; the
units available at this website are the products of his
47 year teaching career. Recently he has written a series
of lesson-chapters in US History which are refinements of
these units. He is married to Muriel Ladenburg and is the
father of two and the grandfather of four.
These units are in PDF format. You
can download an entire unit or individual lessons.