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Teaching Materials

Ask a Master Teacher

Can iPads open an exciting new world filled with digital textbooks and [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Gelatin silver print, Grass seed plants being examined, 1960, Flickr Commons

Case studies grab attention, but how can you be sure you're also teaching [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photograph, Sarah Mattics, Center for Archaeological Studies.

Showcases archaeological excavations at Mobile and elsewhere in Alabama [...] »

Website Reviews
Photo, Fritzi Scheff demonstrating Magnavox. . . , 1895, Flickr Commons

Peruse bibliographies and abstracts of scholarly articles, reviews, and [...] »

Best Practices

Teaching with Textbooks
Marginalia, CHNM

Turn your textbook into a conversation by scanning its language for biases [...] »

Using Primary Sources
Negative, "Letters. Posting of letters III," c.1920-1950, Theodor Horydczak, LoC

Watch a scholar interpret letters from labor activist and reformer Sarah [...] »

History Quiz

Baseball might be America's favorite past time, but it has not always been inclusive. Can you answer these questions about African American ball players?

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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! | [...] »