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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Using the premise of a mystery, elementary students act as history [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Help students understand wartime propaganda with this excellent lesson plan [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Lithograph, Crate label..., El Modena, California, 1930, Orange Public Library.

Explore California from Japanese American internment or the Free Speech [...] »

Website Reviews

Showcases more than 1,230 images depicting the enslavement of Africans, the [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources

Check out these sites for excellent primary source material.


Teaching in Action

Teacher Bill Kendrat demonstrates the techniques he uses to draw students in [...] »

History Quiz

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! | [...] »