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Teaching Materials

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Photo, "Montessori en famille, vie sensorielle,"  2007, valilouve, Flickr, cc

In the Montessori philosophy, which prioritizes creativity, how can you best [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Relive the dream of the women's vote through roleplay or interfacing with [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photo, Roy Takano [i.e., Takeno] at town hall meeting, LOC

Gain inspiration for new ways to approach political history.


National Resources

How did the Secret Service begin protecting our leaders and solving crimes [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching in Action

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

Using Primary Sources
Photo, Final Day, April 11, 2005, *styler, Flickr

National History Day identifies secondary sources along with [...] »

History Quiz

The Stamp Act of 1765 had colonists crying foul. Answer these questions about this most hated act.

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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! | [...] »