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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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photographic print, Weighting Cotton, 1914, E. C. Eddy, LOC

Introduce students to the importance of oral history while simultaneously [...] »

Negative glass plate, O'Sullivan, 1862, "The Beauregard" cannon, LOC

Analysis of photographs of Civil War artillery broadens students understanding [...] »

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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 [...] »

Photo, Candid Camera, 1939-1940, New York Public Library

Go forth, and contextualize! Give students the opportunity for solo connection [...] »

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

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Marginalia, CHNM

Looking for ways to use fiction in your elementary history curriculum? Read on [...] »

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

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

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Photography, Which way to go?, 31 May 2009, Peter Roome, Flickr CC

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