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Teaching Materials

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wood engraving, The African slave-trade, 1884, LOC

Slave badges were used in Charleston to keep track of slaves. Can you build [...] »

Lesson Plan Reviews

Analysis of photographs of Civil War artillery broadens students [...] »

History Content

Website Reviews

Explore the layout and businesses of turn-of-the-century Dallas.


Website Reviews

View the early history of California through this collection of over 30,000 [...] »

Best Practices

Examples of Historical Thinking

Smithsonian Barbara Clark Smith looks at what a colonial newspaper article [...] »

Examples of Historical Thinking

Who was Jane Addams, and how is her article "Why Women Should Vote" still [...] »

History Quiz

How many cows could a cowcatcher catch, if a cowcatcher could catch cows?

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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! | [...] »