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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Use the Triangle Shirtwaist fire to examine the benefits and costs of [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Political Cartoon, Golfing Season, May 1, 1924, NARA

Provides a comprehensive list of websites and strategies to creatively [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photo, Johnson or George?, August 13, 2009, darkensiva, Flickr

How does a university grow into its own?


Website Reviews
Daguerreotype, William Cassiday Cattell, holding large Bible, 1848-1860, LoC.

Examples of early photographs preserve the likenesses of cities, famous [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Written primary sources only tell you so much. To learn about history that [...] »

Using Primary Sources
graphic, detective, 13 Nov 2008, Flickr CC

Learn how to teach your students historical thinking with this informative [...] »

History Quiz

Photographs capture how someone appeared at one moment in time. But who arranged that moment?

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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! | [...] »