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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Use this essay on Jewish immigration to flesh out a unit on the Civil War or [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photo, 3:30 PM-Web Team Works After School, 2005, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr

In the last 10 years, some major changes in history teaching have taken [...] »

History Content

National Resources
Photo, Jason Tully, a CDC laboratorian. . . , ID# 7294, 2004, James Gathany, CDC

For when those historical figures suffered conditions you don't recognize. [...] »

Website Reviews
Puzzle, Cat, c.1939-1943, WPA, Broward County Florida Digital Collections

Seek inspiration from classroom visual aids of the past.


Best Practices

Teaching in Action

Trying to promote more productive and engaging discussions?


Examples of Historical Thinking

How do the speeches of Sojourner Truth and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper [...] »

History Quiz

Photographs capture how someone appeared at one moment in time. But who arranged that moment?

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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! | [...] »