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Spotlight on Elementary Education

History is made by those who are unafraid to push the envelope and redefine the society in which they live. Encourage your students to examine the men and women who worked to make America what it is today with this creative activity. FIND OUT MORE »

Lesson Plan Reviews

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Evaluating the Validity of Information

Did the Chinese discover America before Columbus? How would or does this [...] »

Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

Relive the dream of the women's vote through roleplay or interfacing with [...] »

English Language Learners

Instructional strategies and resources for ELL
Google Translate
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Looking to translate documents or text? Google Translate can help.

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Supporting Text Comprehension and Vocabulary Development Using WordSift
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Help English learners understand basic concepts with this interactive tool [...] »

Teaching Guides

Explore new teaching methods and approaches
Stop Action and Assess Alternatives

Teach students to explore contingency with this great lesson plan idea.

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Four Reads: Learning to Read Primary Documents

Teach your students to read like a historian with this guided four-step [...] »

The Research Paper: Developing Historical Questions

Research papers are not an archaic form of assessment. Learn how to help [...] »

Mystery Strategy for Elementary Students

Using the premise of a mystery, elementary students act as history [...] »

Using Blogs in a History Classroom

Setting up and maintaining a blog for your classroom is easy (and typically [...] »

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Online U.S. History Textbooks

Where to begin your search to find reliable online history textbooks.


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