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Teaching Materials

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Photography, Heated Debates, 11 Aug 1977, Flickr CC

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Lesson Plan Reviews

What pushes and pulls people into new ways of life? In this lesson, students [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Inaugural Ball, 20 January 1961 Washington, D. C., National Guard Armory

This presidential library presents sources from the 35th President's life [...] »

Website Reviews
Photo, L. Lindsley in cabin kitchen baking bread, ca. 1910, Lawrence D. Lindsley

What did the Seattle area, mining, hunting, and portraiture look like c. [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

What is the key line in Franklin D. Roosevelt's second inaugural address? [...] »

Using Primary Sources

Looking for new ideas on how to teach with the historic places in your [...] »

History Quiz

A morning meditation on flakes: Do your morals and values help you decide which cereal to eat in the morning?

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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! | [...] »