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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Research papers are not an archaic form of assessment. Learn how to help [...] »

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Lithograph, "Charles Frohman presents. . . ," 1900, Metropolitan Printing, LoC

When you just can't get your students to care what the Founders, or anyone [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photograph, Woodstock, 1969, LIFE Classic: Woodstock: LIFE's Best Photos.

Nowhere is history more present than in current events. HNN examines history [...] »

Website Reviews
Image, First American West: The Ohio River Valley 1750-1820.

Explore sources from the mid-18th-to-early-19th-century European migration [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Professor Meredith Lair examines a 1971 political cartoon and what it says [...] »

Teaching in Action

Did two bullets begin WWI? Explore causation in your classroom.


History Quiz

What can artistic renderings tell us about the Great Migration?

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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! | [...] »