Partners in Education  

These are the select organizations ABC-CLIO has chosen as our partners in education—companies that are also focused on teaching critical thinking skills and enabling true understanding of complex issues. 




Colonial Williamsburg


ABC-CLIO’s partnership with the history experts of Colonial Williamsburg has resulted in educational products that are specifically designed to engage students, encourage critical thinking, and integrate with existing school curricula. 


Many people are familiar with Colonial Williamsburg as the world's largest living history museum—a place that offers unique insights into 18th-century living. This is simply one aspect of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s efforts to provide learning experiences that enable the latest generations of Americans to understand how this nation came to be—and to better appreciate their own potential for overcoming obstacles. 


View the INQUIRY INTO HISTORY downloadable lesson plans, developed by ABC-CLIO's American History editorial staff and the teachers and researchers at Colonial Williamsburg. 




National History Day    


ABC-CLIO is proud to work with this award-winning organization in fostering the success of tomorrow’s citizens and leaders. 


National History Day (NHD) provides millions of elementary and secondary school students an opportunity to relive and reinterpret history, and then use their creativity to express what they’ve learned. Participation in the NHD contest builds students’ abilities to research, think critically, communicate effectively, and present ideas—all skills critical to their future academic and professional careers.