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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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Negative glass plate, O'Sullivan, 1862, "The Beauregard" cannon, LOC

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Globe, North America, 30 April 2007, Flickr CC

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

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Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

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

Photo, English club First meeting Dover Library, Sept. 13, 2010, RTLibrary

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Photography, Flag Collage, 9 July 2011, Flickr CC

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

Photography, What Is Photography, 2 Nov 2009, Flickr CC

In order to understand topics, you must first understand concepts. Learn all [...] »

Marginalia, CHNM

Thesis statements form the backbone of history essays and DBQs. [...] »

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Screencap, Bringing History Home Student Learning Chart, 2 March 2012

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