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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Students examine primary sources related to the life of an immigrant girl [...] »

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 Photo, "2007 Powwow," Cynthia Frankenburg, Smithsonian, Flickr Commons

Museums, colleges, and tribes are invaluable for gathering course-building [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Analyze data to understand the impact of slavery on the colonies and nation [...] »

Website Reviews
Oil, Olaudah Equiano or Ottobah Cugoano, 18th century, The Atlantic. . .

An extensive glimpse into slave life and the history of slavery in the [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
photography, Statue of Captain Parker, 1902, Detroit Photographic Co, LOC

See this Flash movie for a peek at how historians read and question sources [...] »

Teaching in Action

Sixth graders in Prince William County film their interpretations of the [...] »

History Quiz

You know Mother's Day is all about mom, but do you know the history of the holiday?

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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! | [...] »