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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Constitutional or not? Read about this 1803 landmark court case deciding [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photography, The Life Vision Academy, 8 June 2009, Dhillan Chandramowli, Flickr

What are kindergartners expected to know coming out of Head Start? Find out [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Navigate a virtual exhibit of a 1991 archaeological undertaking.


Website Reviews
Graphic. Living Voices

How do Native Americans preserve their heritage in the world of today?


Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
Photo, A private interview between a young immigrant . . . , Edwin Levick, NYPL

The Bracero Archive’s tutorial shows how to conduct successful interviews. [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

With the advent of industry and western expansion, U.S. businesses mass [...] »

History Quiz

These African American civil rights activists affected more than the U.S.

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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! | [...] »