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Teaching Materials

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Lithograph, Declined with Thanks, 1900, John S. Pughe, LOC

Develop an engaging unit on American Imperialism that streamlines State [...] »

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Photo, Historical Fiction, Mar. 9, 2007, jessamyn, Flickr

Can you suggest any literature covering World War I to World War II that my [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Texts throughout U.S. history have featured imagery from the Book of [...] »

Website Reviews
Print, Washington's Reception by the Ladies. . . , 1848, Flickr Commons

Use New Jersey during the American Revolution as a national microcosm.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

How did the World War II internment of Japanese Americans happen? Historian [...] »

Teaching in Action

High school students use primary sources to question their textbook's [...] »

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! | [...] »