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Jennifer Orr on Making Technology Work for Primary Students: Part Two

Conventional applications of Web 2.0 tools expect students to read and write confidently. How can you adapt these tools to primary students who are still learning to do both? [...] »

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. [...] »

Women Taking History: Women's History Month 2011

This Women's History Month, remind your students that women have made history in more ways then one—by recording it, as well as being recorded. [...] »

150 Years Ago Today...

April 12th will mark the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. How is your state celebrating? [...] »

Joe Jelen on Digital Timelines

Tired of using up rolls of butcher paper on making timelines? High-school teacher Joe Jelen recommends flexible online timeline-building tools, instead. [...] »

Presidents in the Library

Happy Presidents Day! What better place to turn to for presidential history resources than libraries dedicated to the presidents? [...] »

African American History Month 2011

For African American History Month, don't just focus on the heroes—use primary sources to explore the lives of ordinary people. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Teaching Thanksgiving

How do you broach the complicated issues surrounding Thanksgiving with early primary students? First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr doesn't have all of the answers, but she has some suggestions. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on the Interactive Declaration of Independence

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

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