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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Discover the resources you need to "globalize" your U.S. history lesson [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

An interactive exploration of the decisions Abraham Lincoln had to make [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Image, First American West: The Ohio River Valley 1750-1820.

Explore sources from the mid-18th-to-early-19th-century European migration [...] »

Website Reviews
Photo, "Maltie" (cat) - summer, 1908, Louis Milton Thiers

What would your life have been like as a Belgian immigrant in Wisconsin?


Best Practices

Teaching in Action

Watch 4th-graders analyze cartoons about Virginia and Brown v. Board of [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

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

History Quiz

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 opened the curtain on the Great Depression.

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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! | [...] »