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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Maps show far more than how to go from point A to point B! Discover how to [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photographic print, Johnie William Bumgarden and his family, May 1912, Lewis Wic

Students get more out of historical photographs when they take the time to [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Serigraph, Nine Inch Nails, 1994, Frank Kozik, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Explore 20th century American poster art, from advertisements to patriotic [...] »

Website Reviews

Search and browse a collection of resources covering topics ranging from the [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching in Action
Video screencap, Organize Your Thinking to Critically Analyze Text, 27 Feb 2012

Discover the multiple strategies 5th-grade teacher Jennifer Brouhard uses in [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Donald A. Ritchie, Historian of the U.S. Senate, asks how a political [...] »

History Quiz

Can you match these famous first words with their presidential speakers?

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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! | [...] »