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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Documents and audio files explain the range of early political viewpoints on [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Teach your students about causality with this useful activity.


History Content

Website Reviews
Photograph, James Reed plaing guitar..., Sep. 1 1996, Karen S. Jabbour, LoC.

Learn about the 20th century resurgence of fiddle music and Appalachian folk [...] »

Beyond the Textbook
Panic as a Health Officer Cleaning the Streets

Beginning in Europe, the Panic of 1873 quickly spread to the United States [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking
Photo, "Collecting books for readers. . . ," 1964, LSE Library, FLickr Commons

A student demonstrates thinking aloud reading two documents.


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! | [...] »