Spotlight on Elementary Education

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Lesson Plan Reviews

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The Boston Massacre: Fact, Fiction, or Bad Memory

Help students think about where evidence for history comes from.

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Roads to Antietam

You're a Union general on the eve of Antietam. You know Lee's plans. What [...] »

English Language Learners

Instructional strategies and resources for ELL
Google Translate
Screen shot, Languages supported by google translate, 1 april 2011

Looking to translate documents or text? Google Translate can help.

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Reframing English Language Development
The storming of Chapu[ltepec] Sept. 13th [1847]

Discover how to teach English learners history and historical thinking.

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Teaching Guides

Explore new teaching methods and approaches
Truth in Transit: Crafting Meaningful Field Trips

Leave your students with intellectually and emotionally significant memories [...] »

Mystery Strategy for Elementary Students

Using the premise of a mystery, elementary students act as history [...] »

Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)

Looking for ways to use fiction in your elementary history curriculum? Read [...] »

Webquest, Inquiry, and Lincoln’s Views on Technology

Searching for new, exciting ways to engage your students in the classroom? [...] »

Internationalizing History

Discover the resources you need to "globalize" your U.S. history lesson [...] »

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Teaching the Homebound or Hospitalized
Color print, Insurance Ad, Boy in Bed, Nickolas Muray, 1935

Teaching the homebound or hospitalized student offers a chance to explore [...] »