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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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Photography, Dictionaries, 17 June 2005, John Keogh, Flickr CC

This creative lesson transforms language into a historic artifact and enables [...] »

Globe, North America, 30 April 2007, Flickr CC

Young students locate themselves on a map and explore spatial relationships [...] »

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

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

illustration, Student Political Cartoon Example

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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 [...] »

Photography, Parade 1960, Flickr CC

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

Lithograph, A so called president in petticoats, 1865, Library of Congress

Political cartoons are often conceptually complex, but offer valuable insights [...] »

Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0086141. Chicago History Mus.

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Screenshot, Edublogs homepage

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Poster, Map Your Course. . . , 1941-1945, Office of Emergency Mgm't., NARA

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