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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 [...] »

Print, First sight of New York Bay, 1877, James Wells Champney, NYPL Digital Gal

Use this essay on Jewish immigration to flesh out a unit on the Civil War or [...] »

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SQ3R Worksheet

Learn about SQ3R, a note-taking system for English Language Learners to help [...] »

Photography, My Desk, 15 March 2006, Flickr CC

Use this strategy to help students discover historic actors—the people, objects [...] »

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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 [...] »

Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

Leave your students with intellectually and emotionally significant memories of [...] »

Transparency, Camouflage class. . . , 1943, Marjory Collins, Flickr Commons

Maps show far more than how to go from point A to point B! Discover how to [...] »

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

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

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

Teach students to explore contingency with this great lesson plan idea. [...] »

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Lithograph, Battle of Buena Vista, 1847, Currier & Ives, LOC

Whether you are writing a paper or just curious, here are some great resources on the Mexican American War. [...] »

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