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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Explore the rise of animosity between the U.S. and Japan through primary [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

In this lesson, students will organize photographs both chronologically and [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

How did the lumber, flour, sawmill, and farming industries shape Minnesota's [...] »

Website Reviews

Meet international anarchist and women's rights activist Emma Goldman.


Best Practices

Teaching with Textbooks

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

Examples of Historical Thinking

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

History Quiz

Pistols at noon, or handbags at dawn? Decode the Code of Honor by answering these questions on dueling etiquette.

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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! | [...] »