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Nominations Open for Gilder Lehrman Teacher of the Year Award!

Dec 17 2010
Know a K-6 educator who goes above and beyond in teaching U.S. history? Nominate them for Gilder Lehrman's state and national awards! [...] »

Anthony Pellegrino: Let the Music Play!...in Our Classrooms

Dec 13 2010
Teach with punk, hip hop, and classic rock with these suggestions from teacher educator Anthony Pellegrino. [...] »

Joe Jelen on Document Cameras

Dec 6 2010
You don't have a smartboard, but overheard projectors aren't quite flexible enough for you. What to do? High-school teacher Joe Jelen introduces the document camera. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Teaching Thanksgiving

Nov 28 2010
How do you broach the complicated issues surrounding Thanksgiving with early primary students? First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr doesn't have all of the answers, but she has some suggestions. [...] »

Finding Professional Development

Nov 15 2010
It's never too early to start considering professional development. What opportunities are available to you? [...] »

Elizabeth Schaefer on the Interactive Declaration of Independence

Nov 8 2010
Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher Elizabeth Schaefer "warps" the Declaration of Independence into the future with interactives from the Library of Congress. [...] »

Memorializing Veterans: Teaching with Place

Nov 1 2010
What do memorials say about history and how it's remembered? On Veterans Day, take a look at national and local veterans memorials. [...] »

National Archives Launches DocsTeach

Oct 25 2010
Choose from more than 3,000 primary sources and seven activity modules to make your own interactive online lessons. [...] »

Amy Trenkle's Columbus in the Capital

Oct 19 2010
Come Columbus Day, DC 8th-grade teacher Amy Trenkle introduces her class to the man himself—or, at least, one of the nation's many memorials to him. [...] »

Jennifer Orr on Questioning Columbus

Oct 11 2010
First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr answers the question, how do you teach when you don't have the answers to all the questions? Answer: Be honest! Here, she suggests sources for opening up the story of Christopher Columbus. [...] »

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