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Teaching the Emancipation Proclamation on Constitution Day

Aug 27 2012
This Constitution Day, the National Endowment for the Humanities asks, how is the Emancipation Proclamation like the U.S. Constitution? [...] »

Historical Thinking Interactive Poster!

Aug 7 2012
So how do we top the popularity of our historical thinking poster? We make a good thing even better! [...] »

The History of America(ns)

Jul 30 2012
Where do Americans come from? Many places! Use these resources to teach immigration history. [...] »

Resources for Independence Day

Jun 29 2012
Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July instead of the Second of July? Teach the context of the Declaration of Independence with these resources! [...] »

Resources for Flag Day

Jun 7 2012
Flag Day may not fall during the school year for many, but Flag Day resources are valuable all year long. [...] »

Jeremiah McCall on Evaluating Simulation Games for Classroom Use

Nov 28 2011
So you want to use digital games in your teaching. How do you decide which games suit your needs? Jeremiah McCall gives tips for evaluating games. [...] »

Joe Jelen: Old Newspapers Find a Home in New Technology

Oct 10 2011
Newspapers are alive and well in the U.S. history classroom. [...] »

Jeremiah McCall on Using Simulation Games in the History Classroom

Oct 3 2011
How can you teach—not just distract—with digital games? [...] »

Civil War Poster!

Sep 6 2011
What can a quilt, a map, some photographs, a haversack, and a receipt tell you about the past? [...] »

Vitamins in Chocolate Cake: Why Use Historical Fiction in the Classroom?

Sep 5 2011
What's one way of bringing delight to learning history? Historical fiction, says American Girl author Valerie Tripp. [...] »