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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Photo, building blocks, January 15, 2008, zeitengewimmel, Flickr, cc

Regularly assess student understanding, and revise your lesson plans to [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher

Textbooks may be fantastic, but curriculum is even better.


History Content

Website Reviews

Wisconsin educators, search the online collections of the oldest American [...] »

National Resources

American art makes the interpretive nature of historical knowledge clear. [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking
Photo, Day 12.07 knowledge and understanding, July 12, 2009, frerieke, Flickr

Analyzing a source requires context for a more complete understanding.


Examples of Historical Thinking

Historian Chandra Manning analyzes Civil War letters from black and white [...] »

History Quiz

These African American athletes drew crowds with their skill and determination in the early 20th century.

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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! | [...] »