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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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Poster/Print, "They can't get on without us," Thomas Cantrell,  HERB by ASHP

Help students understand wartime propaganda with this excellent lesson plan. [...] »

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Students examine primary sources related to the life of an immigrant girl and [...] »

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illustration, Student Political Cartoon Example

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Photography, Class Discussion, 8 March 2007, Easten Law, Flickr CC

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

Poster, "Ot mraka k svetu. . . ," 1917-1921, N. Kogut, NYPL

Documents are riddled with difficult vocabulary. Don't be afraid to adapt texts. [...] »

Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

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

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Photoprint, Making a sandman, 1964, Ozzie Sweet, Flickr Commons

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