SUNY OER Courses
SUNY OER Services offers template courses that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.
These courses are delivered via the Lumen Learning platform, and can be integrated into your LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle) quite easily.
- U.S. History 1 (American Yawp)
- U.S. History 2 (American Yawp)
- U.S. History I covers the chronological history of the United States from before Discovery through Reconstruction. Based on the American Yawp text. Includes Crash Course Videos, Quiz Questions, and Assignments. U.S. History II covers the chronological history of the United States from Reconstruction through the beginning of the 21st Century.
- U.S. History 1 (OpenStax)
- U.S. History 2 (OpenStax)
- OpenStax textbook with the addition of the Crash Course videos.
Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SUNY OER Services platform, many OER collections contain useful material for U.S. History courses. If you have suggestions of public domain or Creative Commons content to add here, please let us know.
|Sage American History||Henry J Sage||CC-BY-NC-SA||
|U.S. History Coursebook-Advanced||CK-12||CC-BY-NC||
|War and American Society||Saylor||varies||
|Capitalism and Democracy in America||Saylor||varies||
|Digital History||UH||copyrighted (may use for non-commercial purposes), but links to many public domain sources.||
|Still Casting Shadows: A Shared Mosaic of US History||B Clay Shannon||CC BY NC ND||
|The American Yawp||American Yawp||CC-BY-SA||
|Guide to Writing in History||Utah State||CC-BY-ND||
If you’d like to utilize any of the above resources in your own classroom, you’re welcome to
- link directly to them in your learning management system (LMS)
- copy and paste these materials into any format you’d like (a page in your LMS or a Word document, etc.). Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
- print out materials and distribute them in your classroom. Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
- talk with SUNY OER Services about integrating them into your LMS
- talk with SUNY OER Services about collecting them in a bound, printed version to provide through your campus bookstore