The Show Must Go On: American Culture in Times of Crisis

This is a free crowdsourced American history curriculum developed by American scholars to help reduce the workload of millions of teachers and professors on the frontlines of public education during the unprecedented #Covid19 shutdowns and university evacuations. We will post lesson plans and filmed 5-minute lectures in chronological order as they are submitted. Please use #TheShowMustGoOn and #AmericanCultureInCrisis to spread the word and help collect more lesson plans.

Lesson Plans 


Rhae Lynn Barnes is an Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University (2018-) and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. She is the co-founder and C.E.O. of U.S. History Scene and an Executive Advisor to the documentary series "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" (now streaming PBS, 2019).