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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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Even the recent past was very different from the present. Students analyze [...] »

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Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande

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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, The Worlds Greatest Detective, August 19, 2007, practicalowl, Flickr

Using the premise of a mystery, elementary students act as history detectives [...] »

Photography, Flag Collage, 9 July 2011, Flickr CC

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Photo, Television, April 19, 2007, largeprime, Flickr, cc

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

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

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