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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Check out this lesson on arguments surrounding the 1830 forced removal of [...] »

Teaching Guides

Use this four-step learning routine to deeply explore visual primary sources [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Analyze data from the U.S. Census Bureau in the social studies classroom.


Website Reviews
Photo, Sigmund Spaeth, The Tune Detective, New York Public Library

Ever wanted to be Sherlock Holmes? Look at history the way a detective looks [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

How can you get teachers thinking about monuments and memorials as secondary [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Ford's Theatre Society's Sarah Jencks leads teachers through Abraham Lincoln [...] »

History Quiz

The cherry trees in Washington, DC were a gift from Japan. What does their history tell us?

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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! | [...] »