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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Photography, And what other pictures say, 191--, Percy Loomis Sperr, NYPL

Unsure how to properly critique sources? Check out these guidelines.


Ask a Master Teacher
Color print, Insurance Ad, Boy in Bed, Nickolas Muray, 1935

Teaching the homebound or hospitalized student offers a chance to explore [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Witness farming at the turn of the 20th century with this collection of [...] »

Website Reviews
Photograph, Margaret Sanger, George Grantham Bain Collection.

Selected materials by and about the "birth control pioneer" Margaret Sanger [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
painting, George Washington, 1817, John Trumbull, Flickr CC

This website by the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery will help students [...] »

Teaching with Textbooks

Turn your students into 'master chefs' by using learning menus that allow [...] »

History Quiz

You know Mother's Day is all about mom, but do you know the history of the holiday?

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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! | [...] »