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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, Woman fingerprinted. . . , 1956, Associated Press, Library of Congress

The textbook is examined as one source among many, rather than a final [...] »

Chromolithograph, Battle of Antietam, Thure de Thulstrup, NYPL

You're a Union general on the eve of Antietam. You know Lee's plans. What will [...] »

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

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illustration, Student Political Cartoon Example

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photography, Parade 1960, Flickr CC

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

Photo, Abraham Walkowitz. . . , 1908, Carl Schulman, Flickr Commons

Hypothesize, test, and acknowledge how sources form different "pictures of the [...] »

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Photography, iPad: not a bad PDF reader, 31 May 2010, Quinn Dombrowski, Flickr C

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