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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 [...] »

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

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The storming of Chapu[ltepec] Sept. 13th [1847]

Discover how to teach English learners history and historical thinking. [...] »

SQ3R Worksheet

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...] »

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 [...] »

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

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Photography, And what other pictures say, 191--, Percy Loomis Sperr, NYPL

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