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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, Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1935, Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

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Photo, Receipt by the Austrian Delegation of Allied Peace Terms, 1919

Documents and audio files explain the range of early political viewpoints on [...] »

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Comare and contrast diagram

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Constitution of the United States

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Marginalia, CHNM

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

Illustration, From Princess Badoura, 1913, Edmund Dulac, nocloo.com

Help your elementary school students get more out of historical biographies. [...] »

Screenshot, Edublogs homepage

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

Photography, Desk at School, 3 March 2009, Flickr CC

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Photo, The Worlds Greatest Detective, August 19, 2007, practicalowl, Flickr

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 Photo, "2007 Powwow," Cynthia Frankenburg, Smithsonian, Flickr Commons

Museums, colleges, and tribes are invaluable for gathering course-building materials on Native American history. [...] »

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