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Best Practices

What exactly are elementary students capable of? Third grade teacher Eva La Mar challenged her students to become historians, writers, and videographers through the exploration of a local community site. By doing so, students learned necessary literacy skills and the importance of historic preservation. FIND OUT MORE »

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Examples of Historical Thinking

Scholars, students, and teachers model historical thinking

What is the key line in Franklin D. Roosevelt's second inaugural address? [...] »

Harriet Tubman (left) and her family

Can you trust a biography? Historian Tiya Miles analyzes an 1869 biography of [...] »

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial. NHEC

How does the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, DC, depict Grant and the [...] »

Ad, May 19, 1967, Frito-Lay, Gallery of Graphic Design

Potato chip marketing—how a luxury item became an everyday U.S. food. [...] »

1804 inventory listing possessions of Thomas Springer of Delaware

What can an inventory tell you about daily life in Delaware in 1804? Curator [...] »

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Teaching in Action

Teachers demonstrate promising teaching practices

Cuban Missile launch map

Ninth-grade teacher Jamie Kimbrough asked her students to stand in Kennedy's [...] »

Photo, Vietnam, 1968

High school students use primary sources to question their textbook's narrative [...] »

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Using Primary Sources

Strategies for analyzing primary sources

Lithograph, The Fifteenth Amendment, 30 May 1870, Thomas Kelly, LOC

Check out these sites for primary sources grouped into sets by topic, grade- [...] »

Screencap, Native American mask detail, 18 Jul 2012, American's History in the M

In this series of exercises, students are presented with Native American masks [...] »

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Teaching with Textbooks

Techniques for promoting historical inquiry

Poster, Williams, Brown & Earle, Inc., Grown Ups Enjoy Reading, Also., NYPL

Class discussion and personal inquiry builds an interactive relationship [...] »

Marginalia, CHNM

Show your students how to challenge the authority gap between the textbook and [...] »

Negative, "Sgt. John Clem, U.S.A.," 1855-1865, Library of Congress

Help students identify with the past via children who lived through the Civil [...] »

Marginalia, CHNM

Turn your textbook into a conversation by scanning its language for biases. [...] »

Negative, "Schoolroom. Concho, Arizona," Russell Lee, Oct. 1940, LoC

Make the most of your textbook—engage students in close reading and [...] »

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