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Teaching Materials

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

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

Ask a Master Teacher
Negative, Powder monkey by gun..., 1864-1865, Library of Congress

You don't have to wait until middle school to teach military history.


History Content

Website Reviews
Silver gelatin print, Herbert George Ponting. . . , 1912, Flickr Commons

Search news articles, court cases, journals, broadcast transmissions, polls [...] »

National Resources

The U.S. Census counts everyone! It creates a current image of the nation [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching in Action

Teacher Bill Kendrat demonstrates the techniques he uses to draw students in [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Photo, A private interview between a young immigrant . . . , Edwin Levick, NYPL

The Bracero Archive’s tutorial shows how to conduct successful interviews. [...] »

History Quiz

Before "pop" music reigned supreme, jazz and ragtime amassed great public popularity.

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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! | [...] »