At Primary Source, we believe in the power of understanding the world from diverse perspectives and a future in which all individuals have the skills, knowledge, and empathy to engage with their local and global peers and help solve today’s pressing challenges. Our visionary founders realized that educators are vital to shaping the way children see the world and to understanding their roles as thoughtful and engaged citizens— that to make world and U.S. histories and cultures accessible and exciting to students, they needed to inspire and empower educators. We continue this important work today by providing high-quality, dynamic learning opportunities for K-12 teachers that give them the space to learn and collaborate with their peers and subject experts.

Project Overview

Making Freedom: African Americans in U.S. History is Primary Source’s pioneering five-volume sourcebook that spans African American history from the 1600s to 1970, demonstrating the social agency and intellectual achievement of African Americans in the collective history and cultural development of the United States. Since its initial print publication in 2004, Massachusetts teachers have utilized these sourcebooks to educate students in alignment with the literacy component of the state’s Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies. Today, these lessons have the continued potential to support teachers as they engage with contemporary concerns about history and racial justice. Through the Making Freedom Digital Curriculum project, we will revise, update, and disseminate these invaluable sourcebooks digitally, so they will be accessible to teachers everywhere and will have an enduring impact on students. 


We are seeking 2-3 educators for this role. It is a contract position that is project based. You will be asked to revise 5-10 lessons and participate in planning meetings. (expected 25-50 hours total time)

Compensation:$1,750-$3,000 with potential for more beyond phase 1 of revising lessons. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Five years classroom teaching experience, preferably in History/Social Studies 
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of strategies and best practices for differentiating learning  to support learners at all levels 
  • Able to work in a deadline-driven work environment utilizing good communication and collaboration skills as a individual leader and as a member of a team
  • Attention to detail and proficient in the use of Google Platform programs, Drop Box, and able to quickly learn to utilize other technology as assigned

Preferred Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Education, History or the Social Science
  • Teaching experience in an intermediate or secondary classroom (gr. 6-12)
  • Awareness of the target audience and ability to produce content directed at both educators and students
  • Experience writing comprehensive lesson plans 
  • Experience teaching African American History
  • Experience creating and implementing culturally responsive pedagogy in the classroom from an anti-racist framework.

If interested, please complete this form and submit your resume (within the form). Please note that the form requires applicants to have a Google account. If that is an obstacle, email your resume and cover letter to

All applications should be submitted by February 10, 2023 for priority consideration or February 26, 2023 for a final deadline.