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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Lithograph, Portraits & autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independ

Is the Declaration of Independence challenging for your students? Check out [...] »

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Photography, Fun to Learn, 5 March 2009, Carol VanHook, Flickr CC

Curious to discover how to introduce young learners to primary and secondary [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Wallpaper, Wallpaper sample, c. 1900, Yale University Art Gallery

A wheeled pull toy depicting Nixon with a crown? If you're looking for a [...] »

Website Reviews
Photograph, A cigarette machine is indeed intricate, 1939, Library of Va:SC.

Houses more than 1.2 million items on Virginia and life in the South.


Best Practices

Teaching with Textbooks
Marginalia, CHNM

Show your students how to challenge the authority gap between the textbook [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Historian Christopher Hamner visits the original Franklin D. [...] »

History Quiz

How do we know what people in the past owned and valued?

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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! | [...] »