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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Colored professional students and graduates in 1896-97, New York Public Library

Finding solid data on student learning in history can be a challenge. Here [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Negative, [Woman wearing native american clothing. . . ], 1923, LoC

When the resources readily available to you are just not comprehensive [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Explore this database of over 150,000 photographs that capture the true [...] »

Website Reviews
Photo, Immigrants aboard a ship heading for the.., 1892, The Statue of Liberty..

Records of more than 25 million passengers and crew who passed through Ellis [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching in Action

Ninth-grade teacher Jamie Kimbrough asked her students to stand in Kennedy's [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking
Photo, Geologist examining cuttings from wildcat well, Amarillo, Texas (LOC)

See sourcing in action, as a historian reads a document about the Scopes [...] »

History Quiz

For each pair of animal and plant species, identify the one that is not native to America.

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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! | [...] »