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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Photography, Fun to Learn, 5 March 2009, Carol VanHook, Flickr CC

Curious to discover how to introduce young learners to primary and secondary [...] »

Teaching Guides

In order to understand topics, you must first understand concepts. Learn all [...] »

History Content

National Resources

The White House offers historic photos and biographies of its past and [...] »

Website Reviews
Photography, 2,974 Flags on Display One for Each Victim From 9/11, 11 Sept 2008,

9/11 impacted more than just the nation. This repository of oral history [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
Photography, Montana receives honorary degree from American University, 7 June 1

This source from Cornell University's Olin and Uris Libraries includes [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking
Photo, Bayard Rustin, 1964, Library of Congress

If students lack historical context, they can miss the substance of a [...] »

History Quiz

In 1854, Japan signed a treaty with the U.S. How did the U.S. and Japan see each other during this exchange?

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Digital Classroom

Chronozoom is a dynamic timeline tool that presents large scale timelines in a creative way.

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Thinking Like Historians

Interactive Historical Thinking Poster (Elementary)
Historical Thinking Poster Elementary
Find strategies, quizzes, and lessons for teaching historical thinking in your classroom. | [...] »
Interactive Historical Thinking Poster (Secondary)
Historical Thinking Poster Elementary
Find strategies, quizzes, and lessons for teaching historical thinking in your classroom. | [...] »
Civil War Interactive Poster
Historical Thinking Poster Elementary
Get students thinking like historians as they learn about the Civil War! | [...] »