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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Photography, Time Flies, 12 July 2008, Alan Cleaver, Flickr CC

Use these resources to integrate timelines into lesson plans!


Teaching Guides

Go forth, and contextualize! Give students the opportunity for solo [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Discover briefs on more than 60 iconic points in U.S. history.


Website Reviews

An informative introduction to the practice and excitement of historical [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Today, we accept paper—and electronic—money as a fact of life. Historian [...] »

Using Primary Sources
film negative, Man working with a projector in a movie theater, 1958 Feb. 9, Mar

Transform film from a source of entertainment to a piece of historical [...] »

History Quiz

The cherry trees in Washington, DC were a gift from Japan. What does their history tell us?

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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! | [...] »