Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

My Entire U.S. History Curriculum Is Available Online


As regular readers know, this past school year I taught two U.S. History classes to English Language Learners — one in a regular classroom and the other in the computer lab. You can read more about the results of this research experiment at Results From My Year-Long U.S. History Tech Experiment.

I used a blog during the computer lab class. You can access the United States History Class blog and see an entire year’s of lessons designed for student self-access. You can also see links to the students blogs used during the course. The lessons include quite a bit of original material I developed for use in both of the classes, and they are available for download (during the year students would open up the documents and cut-and-paste the exercises into their own blogs).

You’re obviously welcome to use the resources there with your students. I just ask that you not publish or reprint any of my original materials for use other than by your students.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Larry,
    This is truly remarkable! I love your lessons as I have been nosying a bit in your student website. My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed the projects. Thank you for sharing such a valuable resource!

  2. I am a teacher.. you and your post are very inspiring.. thank you.

  3. Larry–

    These are fascinating resources.

    Do you plan to run the experiment again, given that you’ve learned so much in the first go-around?

  4. Claus,

    I’m not teaching US History this coming school year, but I plan on incorporating the lessons I’ve learned in a slightly different experiment.

    I’ll be spending three hours each week in the computer lab with my Intermediate English class and then compare assessments with another teacher’s Intermediate English class who is not using the lab. It’s not going to be an ideal experiment since I’m not teaching both classes, but it should still be interesting.


  5. Thanks, Larry, for sharing such valuable material for us, teachers, to share with our students.
    It’s very generous of you to do so.
    Regards from Argentina,

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