Teach American History Blog

Interactive Posters, Reading Primary Sources, and Milestone Documents

This year, TeachingHistory.org created an interactive poster for the classroom dedicated to historical thinking. Even better, they created two versions- one for elementary and one for secondary! The secondary one also contains several Tennessee images. (Also, to note: there's also a Civil War interactive poster)

After playing around with both versions, I started to look at the links provided by each poster.

  • Primary Source Quiz, "To the Source!": This will definitely make your students think about what it takes to be a primary source. 
  • Making Sense of Maps: This is a good resource for anyone utilizing maps in the classroom. It provides several great questions, such as making a flat map out of a globe, and who made this map and why.

Be sure to check out these great resources to use in your classroom! Please post here how you use these in your classrooms.

Posted by Ashleigh Oatts - Monday, 08/27/2012, 09:54 AM - Comments -