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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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Photo, A young evacuee of Japanese ancestry. . . , 1942, NARA

What were the consequences of and motivations for Japanese American removal [...] »

Photography, Short-Handled Hoe at Work, 1956, Leonard Nadel, Object of History W

History is imbedded in the smallest objects. In this lesson, students examine [...] »

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Primary sources in both English and Spanish on the Spanish American War, Scopes [...] »

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Thesis statements form the backbone of history essays and DBQs. [...] »

Lithograph, A so called president in petticoats, 1865, Library of Congress

Political cartoons are often conceptually complex, but offer valuable insights [...] »

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

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

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

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Construct an ongoing, shared classroom timeline in middle and elementary [...] »

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Nonfiction texts are great sources for learning about historical events and figures. However, do fictional accounts also have a place in the history classroom? [...] »

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