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Interactive Historical Thinking Poster Available Now
With links to lessons, primary sources, teaching ideas, and more, Teachinghistory.org's new interactive historical thinking poster gives you great tools to help students think like historians! Best of all, it promotes using library resources and is available for both elementary and secondary school levels!
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VoiceThread in a 1st-Grade Classroom

Think that your students are too young to use digital tools? Watch as first-graders in Jennifer Orr’s class record stories about Ben Franklin and George Washington using VoiceThread, a tool recommended by the American Association of School Librarians. Watch here.



Ask a Digital Historian: Beyond Google Searching

Looking for good websites filled with reliable images for teaching U. S. history? Do you wonder about copyright restrictions once you find those images? Read these suggestions for locating quality, copyright-free images in Ask a Digital Historian. Learn how.



Stating Your Case: Writing Effective Thesis Statements

Looking for ways to help your students write more compelling thesis statements? Use this guide to teach students what thesis statements are and how to use them effectively in writing Document Based Questions (DBQs), research papers, and other essays. Learn more.

Teaching Guide


Tech for Teachers

Well Behaved Women (And Men) Seldom Make History
Picture book biographies are great tools for young readers. Drawing on biographies of famous women, this guide helps focus student attention on two main ideas that promote historical thinking: understanding historical context and understanding individual efforts that promoted social change. Learn more.


Digital Classroom
Interested in helping students navigate digital resources? Looking for ideas on how to use technology to teach and learn about the past? Whether you are a digital native or new to using technology, find resources, ideas, and examples of successful practice in Digital Classroom. Watch here.




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