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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Political cartoons are often conceptually complex, but offer valuable [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Help students think about where evidence for history comes from.


History Content

Website Reviews

Explore the Civil War-era South through hand-drawn maps and renderings.


Ask a Digital Historian

Everything you ever wanted to know about blogs, and more!


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

How did the World War II internment of Japanese Americans happen? Historian [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

What was it like being a small farmer in the 1700s? Follow a tour group [...] »

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! | [...] »