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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, Woman fingerprinted. . . , 1956, Associated Press, Library of Congress

The textbook is examined as one source among many, rather than a final [...] »

Lithograph, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois..., 1864, Gabriel Kaehrle, LOC

An interactive exploration of the decisions Abraham Lincoln had to make during [...] »

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Screencap, Persuasive Essay Chant video, 20 Aug 2012, youtube

From chanting to formal essay framing—discover creative ways to frame ELL [...] »

illustration, Student Political Cartoon Example

Discover alternatives to writing based student activities. Why not encourage [...] »

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Lithograph, A so called president in petticoats, 1865, Library of Congress

Political cartoons are often conceptually complex, but offer valuable insights [...] »

Transparency, Camouflage class. . . , 1943, Marjory Collins, Flickr Commons

Maps show far more than how to go from point A to point B! Discover how to [...] »

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

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

Marginalia, CHNM

Thesis statements form the backbone of history essays and DBQs. [...] »

Screenshot, Edublogs homepage

Setting up and maintaining a blog for your classroom is easy (and typically [...] »

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Photo, Toga, November 10, 2007, Olga Díez (Caliope), Flickr, creative commons

To most students, "histories" are entirely separate—different civilizations, taught at different grade levels. [...] »

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