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Teaching Materials

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Lithograph, Portraits & autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independ

Is the Declaration of Independence challenging for your students? Check out [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Analyze letters written by America's presidents to learn more about these [...] »

History Content

National Resources
Glass negative, "Belle Boyd," Confederate spy, Between 1855 and 1865, LoC

You've seen spy movies, but what is the real history of U.S. [...] »

Website Reviews

This site contains sources covering and reacting to the deplorable 1898 [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

With the advent of industry and western expansion, U.S. businesses mass [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Historian Allida Black analyzes FDR's April 28, 1935 Fireside Chat. What [...] »

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! | [...] »