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Teaching Materials

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photograph, Hand painted mural promoting the revolution in Havana Cuba, Jan 2010

NHD is a great way to get students to interact with history. KY teachers [...] »

Teaching Guides

Help your elementary school students get more out of historical biographies [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Follow the evolution of American music along the Mississippi.


Website Reviews
Photo, Excavation of the Phips Plantation in Woolwich, Maine, 1986-2001...

Explore the history of 17th century New England and, more specifically, the [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching with Textbooks

Turn your students into 'master chefs' by using learning menus that allow [...] »

Using Primary Sources

Check out these sites for excellent primary source material.


History Quiz

Christopher Columbus—a legend without a face? Answer these questions about depictions of Columbus.

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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! | [...] »