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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 [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Screencap, Bringing History Home Student Learning Chart, 2 March 2012

Creating the perfect rubric is an impossible task. Creating a usable, easily [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Painting. John Jay (Gilbert Stuart portrait). Nat. Gallery of Art

Read the correspondence of lesser known founding father John Jay.


Website Reviews
Detail, cartoon, Now That the Parcel Post is With Us, National Postal Museum

In the age of Amazon, take students back to a time when delivery in the U.S [...] »

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 [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Historian Chandra Manning analyzes Civil War letters from black and white [...] »

History Quiz

Johnson, Goldwater, and the politics of fear.

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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! | [...] »