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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Photoprint, Making a sandman, 1964, Ozzie Sweet, Flickr Commons

Traditional concepts of knowledge and pedagogy view the student as a "fact [...] »

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

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

History Content

Website Reviews
Map, Preliminary map no.2 of the country surveyed in 1872 and 1873, 1873, LoC

Looking for maps with an environmental focus? Try here.


Website Reviews

Great Depression documentation of migrant work camps in central California [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching in Action

A 3rd-grade teacher leads her students through analysis of child labor [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Two letters from 1800 Tripoli lead into a story of piracy, privateering, [...] »

History Quiz

It's in the name: "Desert." How did the environment affect the Persian Gulf War?

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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! | [...] »