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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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Postcard, Thanksgiving greetings, P. Sander, New York Public Library

Take a variety of perspectives into account before moving past the first [...] »

Lithograph, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois..., 1864, Gabriel Kaehrle, LOC

An interactive exploration of the decisions Abraham Lincoln had to make during [...] »

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Photographic print, Washington, D.C. public school classroom scenes - 1st Divisi

Students shy or hesitant to speak up? Check out these tips to get students [...] »

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

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Marginalia, CHNM

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

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

Teach your students to read like a historian with this guided four-step reading [...] »

Digital, Washington Township H.S.M. Formerly the German Valley School, 1830

Engage your students in preserving local history! Use this teacher's successful [...] »

Photography, Desk at School, 3 March 2009, Flickr CC

Research papers are not an archaic form of assessment. Learn how to help your [...] »

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

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

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Photography, Time Flies, 12 July 2008, Alan Cleaver, Flickr CC

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