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Teaching Materials

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Photography, London Archive Research, 16 Sept 2008, Flickr CC

Have a specific topic you desperately need to locate primary sources for? We [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Through the lens of documents concerning the Iran-Contra Affair, this lesson [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Map, Beaver vignette, 1698, Nicolas Guerard, Osher Map Library.

History can be revealed through the study of maps, as these exhibits [...] »

Website Reviews
Photo, Wildwood Cemetery, from website

How did the Underground Railroad work? Listen to an insider's story.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

How did the World War II internment of Japanese Americans happen? Historian [...] »

Using Primary Sources

The National History Day’s guidelines for defining and locating [...] »

History Quiz

An Exciting Whiff of Danger or La Belle Dame sans Merci?

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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! | [...] »