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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
photograph, Hand painted mural promoting the revolution in Havana Cuba, Jan 2010

NHD is a great way to get students to interact with history. KY teachers [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photo, "Montessori en famille, vie sensorielle,"  2007, valilouve, Flickr, cc

In the Montessori philosophy, which prioritizes creativity, how can you best [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

From Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush—discover the public messages, [...] »

Website Reviews

An informative introduction to the practice and excitement of historical [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching in Action

Ninth-grade teacher Jamie Kimbrough asked her students to stand in Kennedy's [...] »

Teaching in Action

An 8th-grade teacher asks: Was early 20th-century America a "melting pot" or [...] »

History Quiz

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do they come from?

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Digital Classroom

Chronozoom is a dynamic timeline tool that presents large scale timelines in a creative way.

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Thinking Like Historians

Interactive Historical Thinking Poster (Elementary)
Historical Thinking Poster Elementary
Find strategies, quizzes, and lessons for teaching historical thinking in your classroom. | [...] »
Interactive Historical Thinking Poster (Secondary)
Historical Thinking Poster Elementary
Find strategies, quizzes, and lessons for teaching historical thinking in your classroom. | [...] »
Civil War Interactive Poster
Historical Thinking Poster Elementary
Get students thinking like historians as they learn about the Civil War! | [...] »