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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

To indict or not to indict? Watergate raised complicated questions [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

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

History Content

Website Reviews
Helen Keller's writing, June 20th, 1887, American Foundation for the Blind

Present Helen Keller's story in more detail with photographs and historical [...] »

Website Reviews
Letter. [Notes for electric telescope, 1880 Feb. 27]. LOC

Listen to the recordings of the creator of the microphone and gramophone [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources

Integrate these two guides into your curriculum to help students develop [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Jefferson, surprised by the Louisiana Purchase? Maybe not. Historian Leah [...] »

History Quiz

The first day on the new job is difficult for everybody—including U.S. presidents.

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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! | [...] »