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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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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 [...] »

Print, First sight of New York Bay, 1877, James Wells Champney, NYPL Digital Gal

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

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

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

Using the premise of a mystery, elementary students act as history detectives [...] »

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

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

Digital, Washington Township H.S.M. Formerly the German Valley School, 1830

Engage your students in preserving local history! Use this teacher's successful [...] »

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

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

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

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