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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Photography, Guy Reads, 29 March 2010, Flickr CC

Nonfiction texts are great sources for learning about historical events and [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
wood engraving, The African slave-trade, 1884, LOC

Slave badges were used in Charleston to keep track of slaves. Can you build [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Screencapture, Prohibition gallery page

What did the effects of the 18th Amendment look like? Explore 1921 [...] »

Website Reviews

Presents more than 250 computer marketing brochures from 1948 to 1988.


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Is reading a piece of historic literature once enough? Not if you want to [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

What do these letters from a women's rights activist reveal about social [...] »

History Quiz

The Irish contributed more to the U.S. than shamrocks and folktales.

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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! | [...] »