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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Photo, Tiree Perspective, August 3, 2008, MacJewell, Flickr

Simply pondering "multiperspectivity" (a European term for "multiple [...] »

Teaching Guides

Leave your students with intellectually and emotionally significant memories [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Documents, The Alien Act, July 6, 1798, National Archives

Access Congressional documents from the first 25 Congresses.


Website Reviews

How did the national government strive to preserve vernacular music?


Best Practices

Teaching in Action

Daunted by teaching the Bill of Rights and its complex vocabulary to [...] »

Teaching in Action

Ninth-grade teacher Jamie Kimbrough asked her students to stand in Kennedy's [...] »

History Quiz

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do they come from?

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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! | [...] »