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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, . . . Nixon giving a speech, 1969, General Services Admin., NARA

To indict or not to indict? Watergate raised complicated questions concerning [...] »

Wood engraving, Paul Revere's ride, April 19, 1775, 1800s?, Charles Green Bush

Did Revere's ride really look like that? Use historical documents to analyze [...] »

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

Screen shot, Languages supported by google translate, 1 april 2011

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Marginalia, CHNM

Looking for ways to use fiction in your elementary history curriculum? Read on [...] »

Photography, Parade 1960, Flickr CC

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

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

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

Gelatin silver print, Children in free public library, 1900-1937, Lewis Wickes H

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Photography, Socratic Seminar, 12 Jan 2011, Marie Slim, Flick CC

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Photography, Which way to go?, 31 May 2009, Peter Roome, Flickr CC

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