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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher
Print, Paul Revere's Ride, 1913, New York Public Library

When unit planning is daunting, look to exceptional examples online.


Ask a Master Teacher
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 [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Magazine Covers. July 1942 site

See how the federal government promoted nationalism in a widespread media [...] »

Website Reviews

Hear the recollections of ex-slaves and freedmen in their own voices.


Best Practices

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 [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Historian Rosemarie Zagarri reads the Declaration of Independence closely, [...] »

History Quiz

Binders, buses, and backpacks—consider the history of these back-to-school basics.

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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! | [...] »