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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, . . . Nixon giving a speech, 1969, General Services Admin., NARA

To indict or not to indict? Watergate raised complicated questions concerning [...] »

Photo, Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1935, Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

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Comare and contrast diagram

Graphic organizers are helpful for students with limited English proficiency. [...] »

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Using primary source images to help English Language Learners build interest [...] »

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Marginalia, CHNM

Looking for ways to use fiction in your elementary history curriculum? Read on [...] »

Ticket, Special lecture National geographic society. . . , 26 May 1915, LOC

Ticket stubs. Report cards. Photographs. All of these things have historical [...] »

Photography, Parade 1960, Flickr CC

Use this four-step learning routine to deeply explore visual primary sources. [...] »

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

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

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

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Colored professional students and graduates in 1896-97, New York Public Library

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