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Teaching Materials

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Not sure how to go about devising World History lesson plans and activities [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

This lesson leads students to see how Lincoln's life in Springfield [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photo, Clerks working in Railway postal car, ca. 1935, National Postal Museum.

The mail always comes, rain or shine; but how?


Website Reviews

Wyoming educators, explore more than 10,000 primary sources on Wyoming's [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources

The National History Day’s guidelines for defining and locating [...] »

Using Primary Sources
photography, Statue of Captain Parker, 1902, Detroit Photographic Co, LOC

See this Flash movie for a peek at how historians read and question sources [...] »

History Quiz

Who went west when? Answer questions about migration from 1935 to 2000.

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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! | [...] »