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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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wood engraving, The First Cotton Gin, 1869 Dec. 18, William L. Sheppard, LOC

In this lesson, students explore the multiple stories behind the creation of [...] »

Print, Assassination of President A. Lincoln, Library of Congress

Elementary students investigate the first presidential assassination and debate [...] »

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Photography, Class Discussion, 8 March 2007, Easten Law, Flickr CC

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

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Discover the resources you need to "globalize" your U.S. history lesson plans! [...] »

Photo, "Mrs. Bryan," August 27, 2007, just sof, Flickr, creative commons

To engage with a source, ask, "What do I know, what do I want to know, and what [...] »

Photography, Group of Native Americans, 1875-1878, Ober Brothers, NYPL

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

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Can you suggest any literature covering World War I to World War II that my 10th-grade world history class can read? [...] »

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