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Teaching Materials

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Photo, "The Browning school. . . ," March 1915, Lewis Wickes Hine, LoC

Looking for history right where you are. You'd be surprised how inspiring [...] »

Teaching Guides

Ticket stubs. Report cards. Photographs. All of these things have historical [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Interested in teaching about the Civil War from a maritime perspective?


Website Reviews

Intimidated by teaching legal history? Find resources for thinking about and [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources

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

Examples of Historical Thinking

Ford's Theatre Society's Sarah Jencks leads teachers through Abraham Lincoln [...] »

History Quiz

How do we know what people in the past owned and valued?

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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! | [...] »