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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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Print, The first battle near Manturia [i.e. Manchuria], c. 1919, LoC

Explore the rise of animosity between the U.S. and Japan through primary source [...] »

Screencap, Collage of Pre-Revolution Documents, 2 April 2012, Images from activi

Teach your students about causality with this useful activity. [...] »

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Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

Explore mysteries in Canadian history in both French and English. [...] »

Photographic print, Washington, D.C. public school classroom scenes - 1st Divisi

Students shy or hesitant to speak up? Check out these tips to get students [...] »

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Photo, Television, April 19, 2007, largeprime, Flickr, cc

Explore this approach for teaching with historical footage in the elementary, [...] »

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

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

Photo, Candid Camera, 1939-1940, New York Public Library

Go forth, and contextualize! Give students the opportunity for solo connection [...] »

Photography, Flag Collage, 9 July 2011, Flickr CC

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

Marginalia, CHNM

Looking for ways to use fiction in your elementary history curriculum? Read on [...] »

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Gelatin silver print, Grass seed plants being examined, 1960, Flickr Commons

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