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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Even the recent past was very different from the present. Students analyze [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photography, The Life Vision Academy, 8 June 2009, Dhillan Chandramowli, Flickr

What are kindergartners expected to know coming out of Head Start? Find out [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photo, Main Building-France, 1876, Centennial Photo Co., Free Library of Phil.

Primary sources from Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition provide a [...] »

Website Reviews

Take a peek at 1940s military life in Hampton Roads, VA.


Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
Photography, Towards Whitelea Lane from Tansley Knoll Derbyshire, 11 Jun 2011, E

Discover historic landscapes with this guide to reading the land produced by [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

What does architecture say about the past and the present? TAH teachers [...] »

History Quiz

What do you think Civil War uniforms looked like? They varied more than you might think!

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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! | [...] »