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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Help students reflect on the purpose of learning history and of education in [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photo, Ice 049, March 23, 2010, wcn247, Flickr

Explore tips on challenging gifted high school students, including resources [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photograph, Where gold was first discovered in Colo., 1890, L.C. McClure, Denver

More than 30,000 photographs capture life in Colorado from 1860 to 1920.


Website Reviews
Photo, Pete Seeger arrives at Fed. Court with his guitar over his shoulder, LoC

Discover blues, country, bluegrass, gospel, Cajun, Zydeco, Tejano, and [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

What was it like being a small farmer in the 1700s? Follow a tour group [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Textbooks describe segregation in a few pages, but these artists share [...] »

History Quiz

There’s more to it than Seneca Falls.

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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! | [...] »