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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Only 60 settlers out of 600 survived the winter of 1609–1610 in Jamestown [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Through the lens of documents concerning the Iran-Contra Affair, this lesson [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Pamphlet, Hell Located, Described and. . . , 1887, Caesar A. A. P. Taylor, LoC

Peruse an extensive collection of pamphlets related to African-American life [...] »

Website Reviews

An impressive gateway site for all humanities subjects.


Best Practices

Using Primary Sources

The National History Day’s guidelines for defining and locating [...] »

Teaching in Action

High school students use primary sources to question their textbook's [...] »

History Quiz

Thanksgiving—how much do you know about the history of this popular holiday?

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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! | [...] »