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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

How to identify the author, audience, date, and message of historical [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Teach your students about causality with this useful activity.


History Content

Website Reviews

Take a visual journey through the development of Milwaukee, WI.


Website Reviews

An excellent introduction to the papers of George Washington, including [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

What does an 1853 daguerreotype have to say? Plenty, says Frank Goodyear, [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

What can a photograph of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 reveal? Donald A. [...] »

History Quiz

"Don’t Sell the Steak—Sell the Sizzle!"

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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! | [...] »