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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

The textbook is examined as one source among many, rather than a final [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

How to identify the author, audience, date, and message of historical [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photo, Prisoner 4100, 1872, The National Archives UK, Flickr Commons

Review litigation studies ranging from mental health facilities and jail [...] »

Website Reviews

Read Dolley Madison's personal correspondence from her youth through her [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
Vocal score, "Ziegfeld follies. Borrow from me," c. 1912

Don't overlook song as a way of understanding the past.


Teaching in Action
Photo, Students on Stage at Holton Arms Schoo c. 1920-1950, Library of Congress

A 5th-grade teacher teaches historical context through roleplaying [...] »

History Quiz

Men and women both settled the West. Answer these questions on women’s records of the experience.

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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! | [...] »