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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Thesis statements form the backbone of history essays and DBQs.


Lesson Plan Reviews

How geography influenced interactions among Lewis, Clark, & Native [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photograph, Sequoia National Park, 1936, National Park Service.

Roughly 200 National Park Service locations preserve locations designated [...] »

Website Reviews
Photo, Dog, Ernest Schelling, New York Philharmonic Digital Archives

Sift through the music and entertainment of the past.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking
Photo, [Old hermit Roy Ozmer. . . ], 1957, Flickr Commons

Watch this flash movie for a peek at how historians read and question [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

What does architecture say about the past and the present? TAH teachers [...] »

History Quiz

Each song has a story. What inspired it? When was it made? By whom?

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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! | [...] »