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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Help students reflect on the purpose of learning history and of education in [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photo, Ice 049, March 23, 2010, wcn247, Flickr

Explore tips on challenging gifted high school students, including resources [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Video still, Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the circus, 916, Leon Searl, LoC.

A collection of early animated films useful for the study of early American [...] »

Website Reviews

Connect with your ELL students with this bilingual Puerto Rico Encyclopedia [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources

Integrate these two guides into your curriculum to help students develop [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Photo, We <3 Students Who <3 Reading, Mar. 9, 2010, Enokson, Flickr

Use the Stanford History Education Group's curriculum to teach historical [...] »

History Quiz

Up to the 20th century, whalers provided oil for the industrial revolution. How much do you know about these iron men and wooden ships?

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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! | [...] »