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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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Photo, Woman fingerprinted. . . , 1956, Associated Press, Library of Congress

The textbook is examined as one source among many, rather than a final [...] »

Photo, Taft & Roosevelt driving to Capitol, Mar. 4, 1909, Library of Congress

Analyze letters written by America's presidents to learn more about these men. [...] »

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Primary sources in both English and Spanish on the Spanish American War, Scopes [...] »

Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande

Explore the music of Spanish-speaking residents of rural Northern New Mexico [...] »

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Screenshot, Edublogs homepage

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

Gelatin silver print, Children in free public library, 1900-1937, Lewis Wickes H

Teach your students to read like a historian with this guided four-step reading [...] »

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

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

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

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chromolithograph, Trying to drag him from his altar and his idol, 1901 August 28

Students are often disconnected from the past. Why not immerse them in historic study by building off things they already know? [...] »

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