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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.

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Lesson Plan Reviews

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Causation: The War of 1812 and the Star-Spangled Banner

A great way for students to learn more about the War of 1812 and our nation' [...] »

Marbury v. Madison

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

English Language Learners

Instructional strategies and resources for ELL
Google Translate
Screen shot, Languages supported by google translate, 1 april 2011

Looking to translate documents or text? Google Translate can help.

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Why Did It Happen? Making Claims about Cause and Effect

A shift in writing is required, often using new language tools, when making [...] »

Teaching Guides

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Using Blogs in a History Classroom

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

Interpreting Political Cartoons in the History Classroom

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

Internationalizing History

Discover the resources you need to "globalize" your U.S. history lesson [...] »

Stating Your Case: Writing Thesis Statements Effectively

Thesis statements form the backbone of history essays and DBQs.

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Well-behaved Women [and Men] Seldom Make History

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

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Follow the Line
Photography, Time Flies, 12 July 2008, Alan Cleaver, Flickr CC

Use these resources to integrate timelines into lesson plans!


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