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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

In order to understand topics, you must first understand concepts. Learn all [...] »

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Photography, And what other pictures say, 191--, Percy Loomis Sperr, NYPL

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History Content

Website Reviews
Photo, Shrimp-pickers in Peerless Oyster Co., March 1911, Lewis Hine, LoC

How has photography altered our perception of and the actuality of reality [...] »

Website Reviews
Coast Guard plane landed at Children's beach, 1926

MA educators—explore a historical moment (and accompanying primary source) [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching in Action

An 8th-grade class analyzes letters about the Emancipation Proclamation.


Examples of Historical Thinking

A Cherokee Nation Supreme Court document reveals the fluidity of racial [...] »

History Quiz

Football has always been a great American sport, but how much do you know about its beginnings?

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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! | [...] »