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Browse Blog - material and visual culture

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Lincoln on the Big Screen

Nov 30 2012
How do historians think about films like Steven Spielberg's Lincoln? Take a look with Teachinghistory.org! [...] »

Teaching with Food

Oct 15 2012
Teach with all five senses, including taste! [...] »

Teaching History with Archaeology

Jun 20 2012
Teach your students to "think archaeologically" as well as historically! [...] »

Joe Jelen on Political Cartoons 2.0

May 21 2012
Find, analyze, and create political cartoons that address any issue in U.S. history! [...] »

Valerie Tripp: Salty Ham: Using the Senses in Historical Research

Jan 9 2012
Have you tasted pioneer foods like apple butter? Listened to old records on a phonograph? [...] »

Elizabeth Glynn on Using Art to Create Interdisciplinary Classrooms

Oct 31 2011
Use art to teach both history and how disciplines are interconnected, suggests TAH project director Elizabeth Glynn. [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on a New Approach to President Lincoln

Jul 25 2011
Summer is the time for professional development! Eighth-grade teacher Elizabeth Schaefer reports on her professional development experiences at DC's Lincoln's Cottage. [...] »

Comic Books in the History Classroom

Jul 9 2011
Comic books as primary sources? Bring superheroes into the classroom with these six historical themes. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Primary Sources in Primary Classrooms

Jun 29 2011
Many primary sources are text-heavy. Jennifer Orr asks where do you find sources appropriate for pre-literate students? Try art, photos, and other visual sources! [...] »

 
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