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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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Illustration, Manner of Instructing the Indians, 1835, William Jospeh Snelling

Check out this lesson on arguments surrounding the 1830 forced removal of the [...] »

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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Screen shot, Languages supported by google translate, 1 april 2011

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

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

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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 [...] »

Screenshot, Edublogs homepage

Setting up and maintaining a blog for your classroom is easy (and typically [...] »

Poster, "Ot mraka k svetu. . . ," 1917-1921, N. Kogut, NYPL

Documents are riddled with difficult vocabulary. Don't be afraid to adapt texts. [...] »

Photo, [Man writing at a desk], New York Public Library Digital Gallery

A pen or pencil in your student's hand is an excellent tool for teaching [...] »

Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

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Scrapbook, Scrapbook Page, 24 Jan 2006, Flickr CC

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