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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

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

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Where to begin your search to find reliable online history textbooks.


History Content

Website Reviews

Attention Secondary teachers! Searching for essays on religion, the [...] »

Website Reviews
Photo, Count Basie (left) during a concert in Cologne (Germany)

Listen to jazz from the '20s and '40s while learning about music greats and [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
Photography, Montana receives honorary degree from American University, 7 June 1

This source from Cornell University's Olin and Uris Libraries includes [...] »

Teaching with Textbooks
Negative, "Sgt. John Clem, U.S.A.," 1855-1865, Library of Congress

Help students identify with the past via children who lived through the [...] »

History Quiz

A menagerie of terms for politicians, parties, factions, and movements.

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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! | [...] »