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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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Document, Marbury v. Madison, 1803, Our Documents

Constitutional or not? Read about this 1803 landmark court case deciding issues [...] »

Handwritten document, Caspar Weinberger Diary Entry, 7 December 1985, HERB

Through the lens of documents concerning the Iran-Contra Affair, this lesson [...] »

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The Prayer at Valley Forge by Arnold Friberg

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Bracero History Archive

Explore resources on the Bracero guest worker program from the mid-20th century. [...] »

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

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

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

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

Ticket, Special lecture National geographic society. . . , 26 May 1915, LOC

Ticket stubs. Report cards. Photographs. All of these things have historical [...] »

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

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

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

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Photography, Guy Reads, 29 March 2010, Flickr CC

Nonfiction texts are great sources for learning about historical events and figures. However, do fictional accounts also have a place in the history classroom? [...] »

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