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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Teach students to explore contingency with this great lesson plan idea.


Lesson Plan Reviews

How did the final version of the Declaration differ from Jefferson's draft [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

More than 6,000 images related to U.S. social conditions and institutions. [...] »

Website Reviews
Film still, Old Believers, 1981, Margaret Hixon, Folkstreams

View streaming videos on American folk culture from fox hunting to Zydeco. [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Historian Rosemarie Zagarri reads the Declaration of Independence closely, [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Who was Jane Addams, and how is her article "Why Women Should Vote" still [...] »

History Quiz

Africa, Europe, and North America—mix, and serve. Explore the foods that African Americans developed in the colonies, and later in the nation.

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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! | [...] »