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Teaching Materials

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Photo, "The Browning school. . . ," March 1915, Lewis Wickes Hine, LoC

Looking for history right where you are. You'd be surprised how inspiring [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

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

History Content

Website Reviews
Print, [Back cover of Jackie Robinson comic book], c. 1951, Library of Congress

Learn about race in American sports history through the life of Jackie [...] »

Ask a Digital Historian
primary and secondary source wordle

Can video help me teach about primary and secondary sources?


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Letters from U.S. soldiers during the Philippine-American War reveal [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Take a look at artifacts from the past—what might they be? Teachers model [...] »

History Quiz

Think you're a post-WWII expert? Test your knowledge with this quiz on the Berlin Airlift.

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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! | [...] »