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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Only 60 settlers out of 600 survived the winter of 1609–1610 in Jamestown [...] »

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Photo, No climate justice without gender justice!, Mongkhonsawat Luengvorapant

Teach your students to learn, care, and think internationally.


History Content

Website Reviews
Oil painting, The Flag of Sumter, Conrad Wise Chapman, Museum of the Confederacy

Chapman spent more than 20 years painting Civil War Charleston after his [...] »

Website Reviews

Displays, explains, and interprets the Lakota pictorial histories known as [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Historian Allida Black analyzes FDR's April 28, 1935 Fireside Chat. What [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Watch Smithsonian curator Barbara Clark Smith discuss John Smith’s Map of [...] »

History Quiz

In the 19th century, no one expected Chinese food to take off in the United States.

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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! | [...] »