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Teaching Materials

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Photography, Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey: NC, 2 March 2010

Incorporating technology is an excellent way to engage students and deepen [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

How did the final version of the Declaration differ from Jefferson's draft [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Listen to, read, and sing sources from the Gilded Age canvassing women, [...] »

Website Reviews

Follow the development of a mill town from its birth to its current status [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources

Incorporate art into lesson plans with this resource from The Metropolitan [...] »

Using Primary Sources

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History Quiz

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction?

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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! | [...] »