Welcome to Reading Through History!


Your Home for High Quality History Resources

Reading Through History has been providing resource materials for history teachers since 2012. We have a number of selections which cover a number of historical eras from the Age of Exploration up through the 1990s and 2000s. Click or tap on the image to see our selections!


Reading Through History on YouTube

Be sure to check out Reading Through History's great video series!  We have videos for many different historical topics and are adding more all the time.  Click or tap on the image to see what we have!


Fiction from Reading Through History

Reading Through History has also published several historical fiction titles,  as well as other novels for younger readers.  Click or tap on the image to check them out today! 


History Briefs

Check out our line of non-fiction "History Brief" books, which provide quick-hitting easy to understand summaries of many different historical eras and topics.  Click or tap on the image to see what we have to offer.


Individual Units

Reading Through History has many fascinating smaller units which are sure to be a hit with your students.  Click or tap on the image to check them out today!


Free Products

Not sure if Reading Through History is for you? Try out our free products to see a sampling of what we have to offer.  Click or tap on the image to get started.

Follow Us:

Find us on Facebook and YouTube:

Want to get updates about what's going on with Reading Through History? See our "This Day in History" or other daily historical posts?  Participate in our yearly "Historical Madness" tournament?  See what our latest videos are?  Click or tap on the buttons below to keep track of Reading Through History on Facebook and YouTube.

About Us

Reading Through History


Reading Through History is a collaborative effort by two hard-working history teachers in the state of Oklahoma.  

They have been producing resource materials and educational videos for history teachers since 2012.

Jake Henderson


Jake is sort of the "George Washington" of Reading Through History... the founding father, if you will.   He is primarily an author for Reading Through History, and also produces RTH videos for YouTube.  Jake is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK, where he earned a BA in History Education. He also has a Master’s Degree in History Education from SWOSU, which he earned in 2004. Jake has been a classroom teacher since 1999.  He has taught US History, World History, AP Government, US Government, Geography, Oklahoma History, and Psychology at the High School level throughout that time. He currently lives and teaches in Woodward, OK.

Robert Marshall


If Jake is George Washington, then Robert must certainly be the "Thomas Jefferson" of Reading Through History.  He is Reading Through History's primary editor, as well as writing fiction and non-fiction, and producing many of RTH's YouTube videos. He also manages RTH's social media accounts.  Robert graduated from SWOSU where he earned a BA in History Education. He has taught U.S. History, World History, U.S. Government, Geography, Oklahoma History, World Studies, Art, and Music Appreciation at the middle and high school levels since 1999. He currently teaches at Blanche Thomas High School in Sentinel, Oklahoma.