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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, 5th Grade Tours Middle School, May 14, 2009, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr, cc

To make something real, make it personal. Abstract concepts can best be [...] »

Print, Assassination of President A. Lincoln, Library of Congress

Elementary students investigate the first presidential assassination and debate [...] »

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Explore materials on the Latino experience in New York from 1861 to the present. [...] »

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

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Photography, Parade 1960, Flickr CC

Use this four-step learning routine to deeply explore visual primary sources. [...] »

Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0086141. Chicago History Mus.

Are classroom discussions about winning the argument or about understanding [...] »

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

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

Photography, Magnified, 10 March 2009, Jake Bouma, Flickr CC

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Digital, Washington Township H.S.M. Formerly the German Valley School, 1830

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Lithograph, Battle of Buena Vista, 1847, Currier & Ives, LOC

Whether you are writing a paper or just curious, here are some great resources on the Mexican American War. [...] »

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