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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Analysis of photographs of Civil War artillery broadens students [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photo, students IV, May 1, 2007, Aaron TD, Flickr

Using a variety of instructional strategies in your classroom makes good [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Cover, The Adventures of Bob Hope, 1963, Bob Hope Collection.

"When Vaudeville died, television was the box they put it in," according to [...] »

Website Reviews
Photo, Bridge midsection crashing into, Nov. 7 1940, Bashford & Thompson, UW, SC

Follow the history of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, from its completion in 1938 [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking
Photo, [Old hermit Roy Ozmer. . . ], 1957, Flickr Commons

Watch this flash movie for a peek at how historians read and question [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Potato chip marketing—how a luxury item became an everyday U.S. food.


History Quiz

Christopher Columbus—a legend without a face? Answer these questions about depictions of Columbus.

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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! | [...] »