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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Cutting through New York from the ocean to the Great Lakes, the Erie Canal [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Very few of us have ancestors who were not immigrants. Bring the topic of [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Video still, Convention, 1968, L. Garment and others, Nixon Presidential Library

More than 250 television commercials trace campaign issues and the selling [...] »

Ask a Digital Historian

Understanding fair use and public domain are key to navigating through the [...] »

Best Practices

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

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

Using Primary Sources
Photo, We <3 Students Who <3 Reading, Mar. 9, 2010, Enokson, Flickr

Use the Stanford History Education Group's curriculum to teach historical [...] »

History Quiz

The politics of love—answer these questions about valentines to and from U.S. presidents

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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! | [...] »