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Teaching Materials

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 [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Constitutional or not? Read about this 1803 landmark court case deciding [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photograph, Melba Theater, 1955, R.C. Hickman, Center for American History.

Tom C. Clark served as Supreme Court Justice from 1949 to 1967, a time of [...] »

Website Reviews
Screenshot, People's Pie, iCivics

Games can be more than mindless fluff. When content-rich, they can engage [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Watch Smithsonian curator Barbara Clark Smith discuss John Smith’s Map of [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Diaries give a personal view of historical events. Historian Peter Hahn [...] »

History Quiz

Football has always been a great American sport, but how much do you know about its beginnings?

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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! | [...] »