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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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Civil Rights and Incarceration

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Roads to Antietam

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English Language Learners

Instructional strategies and resources for ELL
Using Primary Sources with English Language Learners

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Increasing Participation in Whole-Class Discussions

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Teaching Guides

Explore new teaching methods and approaches
Using Historical Ephemera in the Classroom

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Tramping Through History: Crafting Individual Field Trips

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Internationalizing History

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Four Reads: Learning to Read Primary Documents

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Using Old Maps as Tools to Explore Our World

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Finding Local History Resources
Silkscreen, Help your neighborhood..., New York: Federal Art Project, 1936-1937

Finding resources to teach local history in elementary classrooms.


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