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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Students learn about John F. Kennedy and his ideas about service as a prompt [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Introduce students to the importance of oral history while simultaneously [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Illustration, Bank note from the Bank of the US, Dec. 13, 1840, U.S. Mint.

Read this quarterly journal which focuses on a different topic in American [...] »

Website Reviews

How did the Protestant Church become central to Southern African American [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

TAH teachers get an introduction to Monticello as Thomas Jefferson's ' [...] »

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

Was there conflict in the past over one of our favorite summer treats?

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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! | [...] »