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Teaching Materials

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.


Ask a Master Teacher
Cartoon, American Revolution Names, 5 August 2008, Jimmie, Flickr CC

Looking for a creative way to teach the American Revolution to struggling [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Explore the profiles of 26 scientists, physicians, and experts in biomedical [...] »

Website Reviews
Negative, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. . . , 1942, John Collier, LoC

View African American life in Pittsburgh between 1930 and 1970.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

What meanings does the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, have? [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Photography, James Lequlla: Newsboy, May 1910, Lewis Wickes Hine, LOC

Teach students how to utilize primary sources with this game from [...] »

History Quiz

Words constantly evolve and change over time. What did "witch" mean to these artists?

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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! | [...] »