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Teaching Materials

Teaching Guides

Maps show far more than how to go from point A to point B! Discover how to [...] »

Ask a Master Teacher
Letter, Handwritten letter signed by Victor Séjour, Victor Séjour, NYPL Digital

Create scaffolding and careful preparation of documents to promote student [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews
Photo, MobileBooth West in Reno, StoryCorps blog

Connect 20th-century events and daily life with real human experiences [...] »

Website Reviews
Photo, Russians teaching prisoners the cossack dance., 1915, Flickr Commons

Humanitarian law and history are hardly mutually exclusive.


Best Practices

Using Primary Sources
film negative, Man working with a projector in a movie theater, 1958 Feb. 9, Mar

Transform film from a source of entertainment to a piece of historical [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

What do slave receipts reveal? Ever considered using similar documents to [...] »

History Quiz

Take a look at these fragments from U.S. history. What are they? Where do they come from?

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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! | [...] »