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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Photographic print, Johnie William Bumgarden and his family, May 1912, Lewis Wic

Students get more out of historical photographs when they take the time to [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photo, Flowers for soldier in a tank, 1945, Nationaal Archief, Flickr Commons

Whichever lesson you pick, make sure it meets your learning goals.


History Content

Website Reviews
Photo, Two men fill milk bottles at a creamery, 1920, New York State Archives

Looking for a primary source website created especially for elementary [...] »

Website Reviews
Oil on canvas, Sarah Solis Carvalho, c. 1856, Solomon Carvalho, Flickr Commons

Explore Jewish heritage outside of the Mid-Atlantic or the Holocaust.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

One institution, two very different perspectives. An expert contrasts [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Photo, Final Day, April 11, 2005, *styler, Flickr

National History Day identifies secondary sources along with [...] »

History Quiz

How does the Constitution measure up to other important documents in U.S. history?

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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! | [...] »