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Teaching Materials

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Print, Paul Revere's Ride, 1913, New York Public Library

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Lesson Plan Reviews

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History Content

Website Reviews

How did WWI affect urban development? How did it impact housing and business [...] »

Website Reviews
early classroom in Pennsylvania

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Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
Poster, "Stone walls and chains do not make a prison --- for Houdini," LoC

Work with early twentieth-century film as historical evidence. What [...] »

Teaching with Textbooks
Marginalia, CHNM

Show your students how to challenge the authority gap between the textbook [...] »

History Quiz

Board games preserve the past in squares, paper money, and toy tokens. Answer these questions about the history of play.

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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! | [...] »