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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Explore the ins and outs of turn-of-the-century labor law, business, housing [...] »

Teaching Guides

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

History Content

Website Reviews
Photograph, Emma Goldman, Sept. 10, 1901, Library of Congress.

Learn more about Emma Goldman, radical and feminist activist, through this [...] »

Website Reviews

A highly comprehensive look at the Vietnam War.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking
Photo, Police Evidence Room, November 14, 2008, th.omas, Flickr

Challenge students to gather evidence from multiple primary sources. Here, a [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Vocal score, "Ziegfeld follies. Borrow from me," c. 1912

Don't overlook song as a way of understanding the past.


History Quiz

Which tales of daring exploration do you believe?

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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! | [...] »