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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, The first battle near Manturia [i.e. Manchuria], c. 1919, LoC

Explore the rise of animosity between the U.S. and Japan through primary source [...] »

Photography, Collage of Magen David Emblems, 13 Feb 2008, Flickr CC

In this lesson, students will organize photographs both chronologically and [...] »

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Comare and contrast diagram

Graphic organizers are helpful for students with limited English proficiency. [...] »

Photography, My Desk, 15 March 2006, Flickr CC

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

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Image, Squared Circles-Clocks, 25 Oct 2006, Leo Reynolds, Flickr CC

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

Photo, Candid Camera, 1939-1940, New York Public Library

Go forth, and contextualize! Give students the opportunity for solo connection [...] »

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

Searching for new, exciting ways to engage your students in the classroom? Why [...] »

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

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

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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photography, Globular Cluster, 5 August 2010, Jeffrey Beall, Flickr CC

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