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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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Print, A Chinese Family, Detroit Photographic Co., 1898-1905, LoC

Very few of us have ancestors who were not immigrants. Bring the topic of [...] »

Photo, Taft & Roosevelt driving to Capitol, Mar. 4, 1909, Library of Congress

Analyze letters written by America's presidents to learn more about these men. [...] »

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Photography, My Desk, 15 March 2006, Flickr CC

Use this strategy to help students discover historic actors—the people, objects [...] »

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

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

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

Photography, What Is Photography, 2 Nov 2009, Flickr CC

In order to understand topics, you must first understand concepts. Learn all [...] »

Screenshot, Edublogs homepage

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

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

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

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 [...] »

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Photography, Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey: NC, 2 March 2010

Incorporating technology is an excellent way to engage students and deepen their understanding. [...] »

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