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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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Document, Marbury v. Madison, 1803, Our Documents

Constitutional or not? Read about this 1803 landmark court case deciding issues [...] »

Postcard, Thanksgiving greetings, P. Sander, New York Public Library

Take a variety of perspectives into account before moving past the first [...] »

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Using primary source images to help English Language Learners build interest [...] »

Screen shot, Languages supported by google translate, 1 april 2011

Looking to translate documents or text? Google Translate can help. [...] »

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Photography, Desk at School, 3 March 2009, Flickr CC

Research papers are not an archaic form of assessment. Learn how to help your [...] »

Photo, Abraham Walkowitz. . . , 1908, Carl Schulman, Flickr Commons

Hypothesize, test, and acknowledge how sources form different "pictures of the [...] »

Digital, Washington Township H.S.M. Formerly the German Valley School, 1830

Engage your students in preserving local history! Use this teacher's successful [...] »

Photo, "Mrs. Bryan," August 27, 2007, just sof, Flickr, creative commons

To engage with a source, ask, "What do I know, what do I want to know, and what [...] »

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Poster, Clough, S.T., 1938, 4300 Euclid, Library of Congress

The socio-cultural impact of historic events or time periods and the interpretation through various forms of media. [...] »

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