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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Allow students to explore historical events through multiple perspectives [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Political Cartoon, Golfing Season, May 1, 1924, NARA

Provides a comprehensive list of websites and strategies to creatively [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

View maps created for a multitude of purposes related to travel by rail.


Website Reviews

More than 2,000 striking images of North American tribes from between 1907 [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching in Action

Two practices help students to make sense of primary source documents on the [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Photo, ". . . Texas-New Mexico Pipeline Company. . . ," 1972, Hiser, Flickr

Virginia Tech’s short video shows how to analyze primary sources and put [...] »

History Quiz

People can identify (some of) the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Can you place these quotes?

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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! | [...] »