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Teaching Materials

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photographic print, Young Polish berry picker, July 1909, Lewis Wickes Hine, LOC

Discover resources that will enable you to examine this unique area of [...] »

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wood engraving, The African slave-trade, 1884, LOC

Slave badges were used in Charleston to keep track of slaves. Can you build [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Image, CWIHP home page, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Covering 1945 through the late 1990s, sources from the former Communist bloc [...] »

Website Reviews
Detail, 1628 Across the Continent, Colonial House

Companion to a PBS television program, this site provides insight into [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

What do slave receipts reveal? Ever considered using similar documents to [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Whitman Ridgway outlines some of the context in which the Bill of Rights was [...] »

History Quiz

Wherever people go, disease is sure to follow. Answer these questions about U.S. epidemics.

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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! | [...] »