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Browse Blog - material and visual culture

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Lincoln on the Big Screen

How do historians think about films like Steven Spielberg's Lincoln? Take a look with Teachinghistory.org! [...] »

Teaching with Food

Teach with all five senses, including taste! [...] »

Teaching History with Archaeology

Teach your students to "think archaeologically" as well as historically! [...] »

Joe Jelen on Political Cartoons 2.0

Find, analyze, and create political cartoons that address any issue in U.S. history! [...] »

Valerie Tripp: Salty Ham: Using the Senses in Historical Research

Have you tasted pioneer foods like apple butter? Listened to old records on a phonograph? [...] »

Elizabeth Glynn on Using Art to Create Interdisciplinary Classrooms

Use art to teach both history and how disciplines are interconnected, suggests TAH project director Elizabeth Glynn. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on a New Approach to President Lincoln

Summer is the time for professional development! Eighth-grade teacher Elizabeth Schaefer reports on her professional development experiences at DC's Lincoln's Cottage. [...] »

Comic Books in the History Classroom

Comic books as primary sources? Bring superheroes into the classroom with these six historical themes. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Primary Sources in Primary Classrooms

Many primary sources are text-heavy. Jennifer Orr asks where do you find sources appropriate for pre-literate students? Try art, photos, and other visual sources! [...] »