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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Hypothesize, test, and acknowledge how sources form different "pictures of [...] »

Teaching Guides

Political cartoons are often conceptually complex, but offer valuable [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Oil painting, The Flag of Sumter, Conrad Wise Chapman, Museum of the Confederacy

Chapman spent more than 20 years painting Civil War Charleston after his [...] »

Website Reviews

Compare U.S. and Hawaiian opinion on Hawaiian annexation.


Best Practices

Using Primary Sources

So you don't live near Gettysburg or the Alamo—can you still teach with [...] »

Teaching in Action

How did people in the North feel about John Brown after his raid on Harpers [...] »

History Quiz

"John Brown's Body" keeps reappearing. What do you know about the song?

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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! | [...] »