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Teachinghistory.org Teacher Representative Wins 2011 National History Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Stacy Hoeflich, the 2011 National History Teacher of the Year! [...] »

The Nation's Report Card: U.S. History, 2010

On June 14th, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released the Nation's Report Card: U.S. History 2010, Grades 4, 8, and 12. But what is the Report Card? [...] »

The Conspirator in the Classroom

With the new film, The Conspirator, out in theaters, here are a few resources to help you explore the story of Mary Surratt and America's first presidential assassination. [...] »

Searching for Sesquicentennial Sources

Teaching the Civil War? With the sesquicentennial kicking off, resources are popping up left and right! [...] »

International Aid: How and When the U.S. Helps

With the Mar. 11 earthquake in Japan, your students may be asking about international aid. Here are some places to start learning about when and why the U.S. helps. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on the Impact of 9/11 in the Classroom

Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Elizabeth Schaefer introduces students to interview techniques and historical thinking with a lesson on 9/11. [...] »

Teaching about Vietnam

The topic is broad and multifaceted; online materials abound. [...] »

Left, Right, and Center: Teaching about Conservatism

Making American conservatism a part of how we teach twentieth-century United States history. [...] »

From the Atlantic Monthly: What Makes a Great Teacher?

Surprisingly, it isn't always job-related experience that does the trick. [...] »

Howard Zinn, the People's Historian, Dies at 87

Howard Zinn, the people's historian, passed away on January 27, 2010. [...] »