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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Silkscreen, Help your neighborhood..., New York: Federal Art Project, 1936-1937

Finding resources to teach local history in elementary classrooms.


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Photo, Toga, November 10, 2007, Olga Díez (Caliope), Flickr, creative commons

To most students, "histories" are entirely separate—different civilizations [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

From racism to civil rights movement music, listen to the memories of these [...] »

Website Reviews
Photograph, Police Station after damage by lynching mob, Duluth., 1920, MHS Phot

Leading up to the civil rights movement in a high school class? Explore 700 [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching with Textbooks

Turn your students into 'master chefs' by using learning menus that allow [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Absolving the guilty and punishing the innocent. Historian Elizabeth Reis [...] »

History Quiz

The ship's on her beam-ends and all's lost! Test your knowledge of maritime disasters.

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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! | [...] »