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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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Negative, White Wings gathering garbage. . . , 1910-15, Flickr Commons

Explore the ins and outs of turn-of-the-century labor law, business, housing, [...] »

Print, John Woolman, Quaker friend of thee Negro, c. 1921, NYPL

Did you know the Quakers were pre-Revolution abolitionists?... [...] »

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Looking to translate documents or text? Google Translate can help. [...] »

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Using primary source images to help English Language Learners build interest [...] »

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

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

Photo, "Mrs. Bryan," August 27, 2007, just sof, Flickr, creative commons

To engage with a source, ask, "What do I know, what do I want to know, and what [...] »

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

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

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Illustration, Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806), NYPL Digital Gallery

Make the Lewis and Clark expedition and life on the Oregon Trail come alive with these suggestions! [...] »

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