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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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Explore resources on the Bracero guest worker program from the mid-20th century. [...] »

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

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Engage your students in preserving local history! Use this teacher's successful [...] »

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Research papers are not an archaic form of assessment. Learn how to help your [...] »

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In order for students to grasp the importance of American civic republicanism, they must first understand its origins. [...] »

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