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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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Screencap, Highway, 5 Sept 2012, Early 20th century migration packet--title page

What pushes and pulls people into new ways of life? In this lesson, students [...] »

Photography, Travel Trunks, 6 Sept 2009, Gary Shewan, Flickr CC

Teach students how to use physical evidence to interpret history with this [...] »

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Photography, My Desk, 15 March 2006, Flickr CC

Use this strategy to help students discover historic actors—the people, objects [...] »

A regimental fife-and-drum corps. Library of Congress 111-B-328.

Primary source analysis activities can help include English Language Learners [...] »

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Gelatin silver print, Children in free public library, 1900-1937, Lewis Wickes H

Teach your students to read like a historian with this guided four-step reading [...] »

Transparency, Camouflage class. . . , 1943, Marjory Collins, Flickr Commons

Maps show far more than how to go from point A to point B! Discover how to [...] »

Screenshot, Edublogs homepage

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

Photography, Parade 1960, Flickr CC

Use this four-step learning routine to deeply explore visual primary sources. [...] »

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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What are the benefits and detriments of implementing a two-year U.S. history course? [...] »

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