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Teaching Materials

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Lithograph, Portraits & autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independ

Is the Declaration of Independence challenging for your students? Check out [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

You're a Union general on the eve of Antietam. You know Lee's plans. What [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photo. Money bags and bars. Flickr

Get your historical national economical statistics right here.


Website Reviews
Photo, Greek orchestra, Tarpon Springs, ca. August 1939, Stetson Kennedy, LoC.

Explore the history of Florida folklife and culture.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Watch Smithsonian curator Barbara Clark Smith discuss John Smith’s Map of [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Photo, Dwellers in Circleville's Hooverville, 1938, Ben Shahn, LoC

These worksheets from the Library of Congress help students analyze primary [...] »

History Quiz

A morning meditation on flakes: Do your morals and values help you decide which cereal to eat in the morning?

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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! | [...] »