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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Take a variety of perspectives into account before moving past the first [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Passport, Of Helga Rome, Signed 1937, JWA Commons, Flickr Commons

Vocabulary legends, guiding questions, and teamwork are all good solutions [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Which performers, from martial artists to yodelers, traveled the Chautauqua [...] »

Website Reviews
Jessie de Soto with her son Tommy, 1939

Sit back and enjoy folk and popular music recordings from 1930s California [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking
Photo, "Collecting books for readers. . . ," 1964, LSE Library, FLickr Commons

A student demonstrates thinking aloud reading two documents.


Using Primary Sources
Photography, James Lequlla: Newsboy, May 1910, Lewis Wickes Hine, LOC

Teach students how to utilize primary sources with this game from [...] »

History Quiz

Baseball might be America's favorite past time, but it has not always been inclusive. Can you answer these questions about African American ball players?

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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! | [...] »