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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, Travel Trunks, 6 Sept 2009, Gary Shewan, Flickr CC

Teach students how to use physical evidence to interpret history with this [...] »

Chromolithograph, Battle of Antietam, Thure de Thulstrup, NYPL

You're a Union general on the eve of Antietam. You know Lee's plans. What will [...] »

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Primary sources in both English and Spanish on the Spanish American War, Scopes [...] »

Photo, Year 3~Day 106 +77/365 AND Day 837: U.S. History, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr

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Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

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

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

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

Photography, What Is Photography, 2 Nov 2009, Flickr CC

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

Marginalia, CHNM

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

Photography, Flag Collage, 9 July 2011, Flickr CC

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Watercolor, Otto Dix, 1924, Assault under Gas, Deutsches Historisches Museum

How do you teach the effects of WWI on art and literature? Transforming a content standard into a solid lesson plan. [...] »

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