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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Photo, building blocks, January 15, 2008, zeitengewimmel, Flickr, cc

Regularly assess student understanding, and revise your lesson plans to [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photoprint, Making a sandman, 1964, Ozzie Sweet, Flickr Commons

Traditional concepts of knowledge and pedagogy view the student as a "fact [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Plate, Cupid Among the Roses, Godey's Lady's Book, 1850, University of Rochester

Explore mid-19th century culture as presented in the Godey's Lady's Book, a [...] »

National Resources

See our history come to life within the expansive exhibits and educational [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Is reading a piece of historic literature once enough? Not if you want to [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

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

History Quiz

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction?

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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! | [...] »