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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, Receipt by the Austrian Delegation of Allied Peace Terms, 1919

Documents and audio files explain the range of early political viewpoints on [...] »

Photography, Aerial view of the Korean War Memorial, Washington, D.C., 20 Sept 2

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Constitution of the United States

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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 [...] »

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Photography, Parade 1960, Flickr CC

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

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Photo, Toga, November 10, 2007, Olga Díez (Caliope), Flickr, creative commons

To most students, "histories" are entirely separate—different civilizations, taught at different grade levels. [...] »

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