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Michael Yell Motivates Students with the Mystery Strategy

Mar 7 2011
Piece together history from a handful of clues with 7th-grade teacher Michael Yell's Mystery strategy. [...] »

Ron Gorr's Trifecta: Primary Sources, Technology, and Student Interaction in One Activity!

Feb 7 2011
How can you bring 21st-century teaching into curriculum you've already developed and use? AP U.S. History teacher Ron Gorr substituted online and in-person research and discussion for a quiz and a lecture. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on the Interactive Declaration of Independence

Nov 8 2010
Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Elizabeth Schaefer "warps" the Declaration of Independence into the future with interactives from the Library of Congress. [...] »

National Archives Launches DocsTeach

Oct 25 2010
Choose from more than 3,000 primary sources and seven activity modules to make your own interactive online lessons. [...] »

Amy Trenkle's Columbus in the Capital

Oct 19 2010
Come Columbus Day, DC 8th-grade teacher Amy Trenkle introduces her class to the man himself—or, at least, one of the nation's many memorials to him. [...] »

Teaching about Vietnam

Apr 29 2010
The topic is broad and multifaceted; online materials abound. [...] »

Bookmark This! America, the Story of Us on History Channel

Apr 23 2010
America, the Story of Us: not your typical history documentary. [...] »

Bringing Primary Sources into the Classroom

Feb 17 2010
H.S.I: Historical Themes Investigation guides students and teachers through document analysis. [...] »

Teaching About Haiti

Jan 22 2010
Why is the history of Haiti and of America's relationship with that country important today? [...] »

National History Day 2010

Jan 19 2010
Kudos to National History Day for the website makeover and tons of new resources for students and teachers. [...] »