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In Remembrance: September 11, 2001

September 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. When does the recent past become history? [...] »

Film Review: Gods and Generals

What view of the Civil War does Gods and Generals present? Historian Steven E. Woodworth critiques the film. [...] »

Film Review: The Aviator

Historical films like The Aviator sacrifice historical context to create character portraits, says historian David Courtwright. [...] »

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. [...] »

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? [...] »

Michael Yell on Using DVDs/Video Segments in the History Classroom

What student doesn't love a "movie day"? The question is, how much are they learning from it? [...] »

Comic Books in the History Classroom

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

Ron Gorr on Imagining the Great Depression: Mixing Primary Documents and Student Creativity

Use primary sources to tell stories and discover what the stories you create say about historical bias. [...] »

Amy Trenkle on Glogging Class Greats

Posterboard and rubber cement may work for some projects, but students can also avoid the mess—and incorporate audiovisuals—by making glogs (virtual posters) online. [...] »

An Ear for the Past: The National Jukebox

Catchy primary sources? You bet! With the Library of Congress's National Jukebox, get your students humming history. [...] »

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