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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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The Short-Handled Hoe

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Three Perspectives on Native American Removal and Westward Expansion

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English Language Learners

Instructional strategies and resources for ELL
Summarizing and Paraphrasing
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Supporting Text Comprehension and Vocabulary Development Using WordSift
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Teaching Guides

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Concept Formation

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The Research Paper: Developing Historical Questions

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Adapting Documents for the Classroom: Equity and Access

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Stating Your Case: Writing Thesis Statements Effectively

Thesis statements form the backbone of history essays and DBQs.

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Four Reads: Learning to Read Primary Documents

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Teaching High School History at Home

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