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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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photographic print, Weighting Cotton, 1914, E. C. Eddy, LOC

Introduce students to the importance of oral history while simultaneously [...] »

Silkscreen, History of civic services in the city of NYFD No. 2, 1936

Use the Triangle Shirtwaist fire to examine the benefits and costs of [...] »

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SQ3R Worksheet

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

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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Illustration, From Princess Badoura, 1913, Edmund Dulac, nocloo.com

Help your elementary school students get more out of historical biographies. [...] »

Photography, Socratic Seminar, 12 Jan 2011, Marie Slim, Flick CC

Classroom discussions need not be argumentative and unproductive. Discover a [...] »

Photography, Parade 1960, Flickr CC

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

Ticket, Special lecture National geographic society. . . , 26 May 1915, LOC

Ticket stubs. Report cards. Photographs. All of these things have historical [...] »

Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

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Scrapbook, Scrapbook Page, 24 Jan 2006, Flickr CC

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