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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Examine the role of African Americans in the Civilian Conservation Corps [...] »

Teaching Guides

Go forth, and contextualize! Give students the opportunity for solo [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Negative, Richmond, Virginia. Group of Negroes ("Freedmen"), 1865, LoC

Follow the emancipation process through the eyes of its participants.


Website Reviews

View maps created for a multitude of purposes related to travel by rail.


Best Practices

Teaching in Action

Introducing your students to primary sources for the first time? Watch [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

What meanings does the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, have? [...] »

History Quiz

How would you have planned this photograph if you were General MacArthur?

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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! | [...] »