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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

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 Use historical documents to analyze [...]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

Teaching Guides

Ticket stubs. Report cards. Photographs. All of these things have historical [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
engraving and watercolor, The looking glass for 1787, 1787,  Amos Doolittle, LOC

Engage your students in historical thinking with this interactive site on [...] »

Website Reviews
Photo, Hauling Logs With Oxen, c. 1880, Wisconsin Historical Society

Take in full articles from the 1917 through 2005 editions of the Wisconsin [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
film negative, Man working with a projector in a movie theater, 1958 Feb. 9, Mar

Transform film from a source of entertainment to a piece of historical [...] »

Using Primary Sources
"Rambles. . . ," American Publishing Company, 1886, David Rumsey Map Coll.

What questions should you ask when viewing maps as historical evidence?


History Quiz

Baseball might be America's favorite past time, but it has not always been inclusive. Can you answer these questions about African American ball players?

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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! | [...] »