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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Help students reflect on the purpose of learning history and of education in [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photo, Ice 049, March 23, 2010, wcn247, Flickr

Explore tips on challenging gifted high school students, including resources [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Peary sledge party at the North Pole, April 7, 1909 NARA

Introduce students to 25 documents selected by the National Archives for [...] »

Website Reviews
Photo, Strolling through Red Square, Russia, May 9 2004, Public Papers of the US

Digitized versions of 20 volumes of Public Papers of the Presidents of [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources

Integrate these two guides into your curriculum to help students develop [...] »

Teaching in Action
Video screencap, Organize Your Thinking to Critically Analyze Text, 27 Feb 2012

Discover the multiple strategies 5th-grade teacher Jennifer Brouhard uses in [...] »

History Quiz

Think you're a post-WWII expert? Test your knowledge with this quiz on the Berlin Airlift.

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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! | [...] »