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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

The textbook is examined as one source among many, rather than a final [...] »

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Digital image, black and white, Spy Shadow, 2010

Paring down a larger idea to answer one specific question.


History Content

Website Reviews

More than 6,000 images related to U.S. social conditions and institutions. [...] »

Website Reviews
Page, The Laws of Texas, 1920-21 [Vol 20], 1921, Hans P. M. Neilsen, UNT.

Delve into Texas law from early colonization through 1897.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

What is the key line in Franklin D. Roosevelt's second inaugural address? [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Photography, James Lequlla: Newsboy, May 1910, Lewis Wickes Hine, LOC

Teach students how to utilize primary sources with this game from [...] »

History Quiz

Benedict Arnold wasn't the only spy in the American Revolution. Take this quiz on 18th century spies and their techniques.

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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! | [...] »