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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Discover the resources you need to "globalize" your U.S. history lesson [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Explore the rise of animosity between the U.S. and Japan through primary [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Explore the archives of the Chicago Historical Society to learn about [...] »

Website Reviews
Drawing, The voodoo dance, The Historic New Orleans Collection.

Secondary and primary sources describe 13 African American migration [...] »

Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
"Rambles. . . ," American Publishing Company, 1886, David Rumsey Map Coll.

What questions should you ask when viewing maps as historical evidence?


Using Primary Sources
Vocal score, "Ziegfeld follies. Borrow from me," c. 1912

Don't overlook song as a way of understanding the past.


History Quiz

East or West? See if you can determine which region produced these images on westward migration!

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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! | [...] »