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Teaching Materials

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Passport, Of Helga Rome, Signed 1937, JWA Commons, Flickr Commons

Vocabulary legends, guiding questions, and teamwork are all good solutions [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

What pushes and pulls people into new ways of life? In this lesson, students [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Digitizing 19th-century American fiction, this site offers close to 3,000 [...] »

Website Reviews
Screenshot, Bill of Rights Institute home page

What would life be like without freedoms we take for granted—of the press, [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching in Action

High school students use primary sources to question their textbook's [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Negative, "Letters. Posting of letters III," c.1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Watch a scholar interpret letters from labor activist and reformer Sarah [...] »

History Quiz

How do we know what people in the past owned and valued?

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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! | [...] »