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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Examining changes in early American homes helps interpret the past. It [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Photography, Heated Debates, 11 Aug 1977, Flickr CC

Want to know both sides of an issue? Check out these debate websites!


History Content

Website Reviews
Engraving, Horse Racing of Sioux Indians..., 1804-1806, Original Lewis and Clark

Firsthand accounts of exploration range from Viking stories to early 19th- [...] »

Website Reviews
Locomotive 1066 East of Springfield, Missouri

Missouri teachers looking for primary sources, look no further. Explore this [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
Photo, Toy Cradleboard, Nez Perce National Historical Park, NEPE 1629

National Park Service lesson plans, teaching materials, and vibrant images [...] »

Using Primary Sources
graphic, detective, 13 Nov 2008, Flickr CC

Learn how to teach your students historical thinking with this informative [...] »

History Quiz

Fond or far-fetched, everyone has one—but as president, nicknames garner the respect and allegiance of the nation.

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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! | [...] »