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Teaching Work: Resources for Labor Day

Labor Day means more than the beginning of the school year. Bring the [...] »

Teaching the Emancipation Proclamation on Constitution Day

This Constitution Day, the National Endowment for the Humanities asks, how [...] »

Film Review: Amelia

What is the cultural terrain staked out by Amelia, the Hollywood [...] »

Historical Thinking Interactive Poster!

So how do we top the popularity of our historical thinking poster? We make [...] »

“A Push” in the Right Direction

AP U.S. History teacher Scott Campbell and his students use Twitter to reach [...] »

The History of America(ns)

Where do Americans come from? Many places! Use these resources to teach [...] »

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter?

Students reading over-the-top fiction? Remind them to read historical [...] »

Olympic Spirit: Teaching with the Olympics

Summer or winter, the Olympics bring together countries worldwide—including [...] »

Film Review: Prohibition

Historian Tona Hangen takes a look at Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's three-part [...] »

Jeremiah McCall on Group Discussions

Can students engage in thoughtful discussion without a teacher present? Yes [...] »