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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Photography, London Archive Research, 16 Sept 2008, Flickr CC

Have a specific topic you desperately need to locate primary sources for? We [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

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

History Content

Website Reviews
Photo, Southeast Piazza from.., 1999, R. Lautman, Thomas Jefferson Foundation.

Have you ever wondered how Thomas Jefferson spent his days?


Website Reviews
Photo, Roy Takano [i.e., Takeno] at town hall meeting, LOC

Gain inspiration for new ways to approach political history.


Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
Photo, Dwellers in Circleville's Hooverville, 1938, Ben Shahn, LoC

These worksheets from the Library of Congress help students analyze primary [...] »

Teaching in Action

Two practices help students to make sense of primary source documents on the [...] »

History Quiz

When does the past go from 'recent' to 'history?' Consider these questions about textbook portrayals of late 20th-century events.

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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! | [...] »