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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Photo, Student Reading, March 6, 2008, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr

When you want your students to think, rather than just remember.


Ask a Master Teacher
Photography, Tug of War, 17 May 2009, Tom Blackwell, Flickr CC

Are you caught between academic advisors and classroom teachers? Feel like [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Document, Telegram to President Truman, June 16, 1945, Stalin

A collection of Soviet archival documents which take visitors inside the [...] »

Website Reviews
Image, Why Was the Electoral College Created?, 2008, M. Shulman, MultiEducator.

Provides a wealth of information on US presidential elections, with a [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

How did the World War II internment of Japanese Americans happen? Historian [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

What do slave receipts reveal? Ever considered using similar documents to [...] »

History Quiz

Politicians get hot under the collar when discussing the hottest of topics—the sun’s light. Which statements about Daylight Saving Time are true?

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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! | [...] »