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Teaching Materials

Lesson Plan Reviews

Help students think about where evidence for history comes from.


Ask a Master Teacher

Make the Lewis and Clark expedition and life on the Oregon Trail come alive [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

When was Texas part of Mexico? The U.S.? Separate?


Ask a Digital Historian
Photography, Technology in the Classroom, 1 Sept 2009, DeSales University, Flick

Ensure technology serves history and not vice-versa. Find out how!


Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking
Photo, Police Evidence Room, November 14, 2008, th.omas, Flickr

Challenge students to gather evidence from multiple primary sources. Here, a [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Textbooks describe segregation in a few pages, but these artists share [...] »

History Quiz

Securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and for posterity—answer these questions on the U.S. Constitution.

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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! | [...] »