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Best Practices

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Examples of Historical Thinking

Scholars, students, and teachers model historical thinking

Stephen Decatur and his men retaking the USS Philadelphia

Two letters from 1800 Tripoli lead into a story of piracy, privateering, [...] »

How did the women's suffrage movement use the rise of journalism to its [...] »

What do these letters from a women's rights activist reveal about social causes [...] »

Teachers discussing Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address at a workshop

Teaching the Reconstruction? Ford's Theatre's Sarah Jencks leads teachers [...] »

Who was Jane Addams, and how is her article "Why Women Should Vote" still [...] »

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Teaching in Action

Teachers demonstrate promising teaching practices

Photo, 8th grade classroom in NYC. NHEC

An 8th-grade teacher asks: Was early 20th-century America a "melting pot" or a [...] »

Washington Crossing the Delaware. LOC

Elementary teacher Karen Eanes hooks her students with engaging historical [...] »

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Using Primary Sources

Strategies for analyzing primary sources

Photography, Towards Whitelea Lane from Tansley Knoll Derbyshire, 11 Jun 2011, E

Discover historic landscapes with this guide to reading the land produced by [...] »

Detail, The Thomas Jefferson Building homepage

What messages are hidden in art and architecture? Explore the Library of [...] »

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Teaching with Textbooks

Techniques for promoting historical inquiry

Marginalia, CHNM

The language of history textbooks challenges English language learners and [...] »

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

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

Marginalia, CHNM

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

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 [...] »

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