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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Help students reflect on the purpose of learning history and of education in [...] »

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

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

History Content

Website Reviews
Image, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research home page.

Social science data offered to member colleges and universities here covers [...] »

National Resources
Silkscreen, Disaster Broadcast. . . , 1941-1943, Edward T. Grigware, LoC

When the weather's not on our side, FEMA's there to lend a hand.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

How did the World War II internment of Japanese Americans happen? Historian [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Photo, V-mail, February 1943, U.S. Office of War Information, LoC

Source and approach letters and diaries with historical thinking.


History Quiz

Pistols at noon, or handbags at dawn? Decode the Code of Honor by answering these questions on dueling etiquette.

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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! | [...] »