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Teaching Materials

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Poster, Clough, S.T., 1938, 4300 Euclid, Library of Congress

The socio-cultural impact of historic events or time periods and the [...] »

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Gelatin silver print, Grass seed plants being examined, 1960, Flickr Commons

Case studies grab attention, but how can you be sure you're also teaching [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

A diverse array of Antebellum, Civil War, and Gilded Age lesson plans for [...] »

Website Reviews
Illustration, The Storming of the Engine House, F. Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly.

A comprehensive collection of primary source materials which cover the [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

What does an 1853 daguerreotype have to say? Plenty, says Frank Goodyear, [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

What can a photograph of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 reveal? Donald A. [...] »

History Quiz

Men and women both settled the West. Answer these questions on women’s records of the experience.

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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! | [...] »