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Teaching Materials

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Photography, And what other pictures say, 191--, Percy Loomis Sperr, NYPL

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Lesson Plan Reviews

Did Revere's ride really look like that? Use historical documents to analyze [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photo, Strolling through Red Square, Russia, May 9 2004, Public Papers of the US

Digitized versions of 20 volumes of Public Papers of the Presidents of [...] »

Website Reviews
Screenshot, Taking the Mystery out of Copyright

If you need a succinct copyright overview for your students, this is a place [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

How do the speeches of Sojourner Truth and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper [...] »

Teaching in Action

Did two bullets begin WWI? Explore causation in your classroom.


History Quiz

To legally exist, English colonies needed charters from the monarchy. Answer these questions about colonies and charters.

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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! | [...] »