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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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Photography, Jamestown Site 7, 15 May 2003, Ken Lund, Flickr CC

Only 60 settlers out of 600 survived the winter of 1609–1610 in Jamestown [...] »

Photo, "Tractor Repair, Colored CCC," NARA

Examine the role of African Americans in the Civilian Conservation Corps during [...] »

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Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande

Explore the music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico [...] »

A regimental fife-and-drum corps. Library of Congress 111-B-328.

Primary source analysis activities can help include English Language Learners [...] »

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Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

Leave your students with intellectually and emotionally significant memories of [...] »

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

Explore this approach for teaching with historical footage in the elementary, [...] »

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 [...] »

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

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Photography, Group of Native Americans, 1875-1878, Ober Brothers, NYPL

Teach students to explore contingency with this great lesson plan idea. [...] »

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Photography, Time Flies, 12 July 2008, Alan Cleaver, Flickr CC

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