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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

You're a Union general on the eve of Antietam. You know Lee's plans. What [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Poster, Map Your Course. . . , 1941-1945, Office of Emergency Mgm't., NARA

Need to understand the theory behind maps as a history education tool? Look [...] »

History Content

Ask a Digital Historian

Bring history to life with Skype and other digital technologies.


Website Reviews

Peruse this national source for all things Eisenhower.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking
Photo, Bayard Rustin, 1964, Library of Congress

If students lack historical context, they can miss the substance of a [...] »

Teaching in Action
Detail, KWL graphic organizer

Eighth-grade teacher Amy Trenkle keeps students on-task before, during, and [...] »

History Quiz

The Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the greatest conflicts between the US and Cuba. How did both nations interpret the Crisis?

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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! | [...] »