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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Examining changes in early American homes helps interpret the past. It [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher

Make the Lewis and Clark expedition and life on the Oregon Trail come alive [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Lithograph, Leo Haas, Center for Jewish History, NYC, Flickr Commons

View testimonies on the Holocaust, create videos, and learn the importance [...] »

National Resources
Photo, "Ms. Yavocka Wilson," March 11, 1997?, Anacostia Community Museum

What is community? What does it do for us, and how does it shape who we are [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
Photo, ". . . Texas-New Mexico Pipeline Company. . . ," 1972, Hiser, Flickr

Virginia Tech’s short video shows how to analyze primary sources and put [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Use autobiographies to deconstruct views of slavery and historical heroes. [...] »

History Quiz

Peruse the news, but beware hot air? Examine famous U.S. hoaxes.

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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! | [...] »