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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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Photo, A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry. . . , 1942, NARA

What were the consequences of and motivations for Japanese American removal [...] »

Photography, 1970s Rec Room,  Illinois State Museum website

Even the recent past was very different from the present. Students analyze [...] »

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Explore materials on the Latino experience in New York from 1861 to the present. [...] »

Screencap, Persuasive Essay Chant video, 20 Aug 2012, youtube

From chanting to formal essay framing—discover creative ways to frame ELL [...] »

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Poster, "Ot mraka k svetu. . . ," 1917-1921, N. Kogut, NYPL

Documents are riddled with difficult vocabulary. Don't be afraid to adapt texts. [...] »

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

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

Photo, Candid Camera, 1939-1940, New York Public Library

Go forth, and contextualize! Give students the opportunity for solo connection [...] »

Marginalia, CHNM

Thesis statements form the backbone of history essays and DBQs. [...] »

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

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Gelatin silver print, Grass seed plants being examined, 1960, Flickr Commons

Case studies grab attention, but how can you be sure you're also teaching the big picture? [...] »

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