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08 Sep 13

This website is a companion to the book "A People's History" by Howard Zinn, which gives sometimes surprising historical accounts from the people that lived it.

11 Jan 13

Play your part in this interactive game that walks you through what it was like to travel on the Underground Railroad.

07 Jan 13


A QR-Code Treasure Hunt is a fun, simple way to get students using their mobile devices to continue learning outside of lesson time. 

03 Jan 13

Mission US is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games.

12 Dec 12

Worst Jobs In History - a fun way to examine what it was actually like to live during a certain historical period

27 Nov 12

Each activity-creation tool helps students develop historical thinking skills and gets them thinking like historians. Choose one of the tools below to begin. Then find and insert primary sources and customize the activity to fit your unique students.

11 Oct 12

The first federal census was conducted in 1790, when America was beginning to grow as a country just after having gained independence from the British Empire. Over the course of the next 220 years, 23 censuses have collected tons of data and statistics giving us a tremendous look into the evolution of American life.

25 Sep 12

Welcome to Historical Thinking Matters, a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, that is designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.

21 May 12

AMAZING lesson about the Harlem Renaissance, to give a little (a lot! actually) background for our typically middle class students about what life was like there.

06 Feb 12

more information about the Presidential Seal

06 Feb 12

Answer questions in this game about the creation of Mount Rushmore.

01 Feb 12

Become a document detective! Use your sleuthing skills to figure out when and where an historical event took place by examining some primary sources and using an educated guess to pinpoint them on a map and timeline. Then, test your document expertise and analytical skills by answering questions about them.

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