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In this Lesson Plan Review, students analyze primary and secondary sources describing an encounter between the Lewis and Clark expedition and a Native American tribe. The lesson overall is a great way to encourage students to work collaboratively to analyze this important historical interaction from multiple perspectives. FIND OUT MORE »

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Negative, White Wings gathering garbage. . . , 1910-15, Flickr Commons

Explore the ins and outs of turn-of-the-century labor law, business, housing, [...] »

Screencap, Highway, 5 Sept 2012, Early 20th century migration packet--title page

What pushes and pulls people into new ways of life? In this lesson, students [...] »

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Bracero History Archive

Explore resources on the Bracero guest worker program from the mid-20th century. [...] »

Photographic print, Washington, D.C. public school classroom scenes - 1st Divisi

Students shy or hesitant to speak up? Check out these tips to get students [...] »

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Photography, Magnified, 10 March 2009, Jake Bouma, Flickr CC

Searching for new, exciting ways to engage your students in the classroom? Why [...] »

Photography, What Is Photography, 2 Nov 2009, Flickr CC

In order to understand topics, you must first understand concepts. Learn all [...] »

Photo, [Man writing at a desk], New York Public Library Digital Gallery

A pen or pencil in your student's hand is an excellent tool for teaching [...] »

Photo, The Worlds Greatest Detective, August 19, 2007, practicalowl, Flickr

Using the premise of a mystery, elementary students act as history detectives [...] »

Gelatin silver print, Children in free public library, 1900-1937, Lewis Wickes H

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