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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

How did the final version of the Declaration differ from Jefferson's draft [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Gelatin silver print, Grass seed plants being examined, 1960, Flickr Commons

Case studies grab attention, but how can you be sure you're also teaching [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photograph, R. Carter's signature, The Diary, Correspondence, and.., 1701-1732.

Offers letters and diary entries by Robert "King" Carter (1663–1732), [...] »

Website Reviews
Chinese American women sewing in a shop date unknown

More than 1,000 photographs from the history of the International Ladies [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
Detail, The Thomas Jefferson Building homepage

What messages are hidden in art and architecture? Explore the Library of [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Photography, Montana receives honorary degree from American University, 7 June 1

This source from Cornell University's Olin and Uris Libraries includes [...] »

History Quiz

What can artistic renderings tell us about the Great Migration?

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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! | [...] »