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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Gelatin silver print, Grass seed plants being examined, 1960, Flickr Commons

Case studies grab attention, but how can you be sure you're also teaching [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Negative, [Woman wearing native american clothing. . . ], 1923, LoC

When the resources readily available to you are just not comprehensive [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Discover briefs on more than 60 iconic points in U.S. history.


Website Reviews

Analyze data from the U.S. Census Bureau in the social studies classroom.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Absolving the guilty and punishing the innocent. Historian Elizabeth Reis [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Watch J. Douglas Smith discuss the Massive Resistance policy enacted by U.S [...] »

History Quiz

When was this winter photo taken? See what clues you can spot!

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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! | [...] »