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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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Engraving, The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King Street, Paul Revere, 1770

Help students think about where evidence for history comes from. [...] »

Screencap, Highway, 5 Sept 2012, Early 20th century migration packet--title page

What pushes and pulls people into new ways of life? In this lesson, students [...] »

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

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

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

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

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Illustration, From Princess Badoura, 1913, Edmund Dulac, nocloo.com

Help your elementary school students get more out of historical biographies. [...] »

Image, Squared Circles-Clocks, 25 Oct 2006, Leo Reynolds, Flickr CC

Construct an ongoing, shared classroom timeline in middle and elementary [...] »

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

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

Photo, [Man writing at a desk], New York Public Library Digital Gallery

A pen or pencil in your student's hand is an excellent tool for teaching [...] »

Transparency, Camouflage class. . . , 1943, Marjory Collins, Flickr Commons

Maps show far more than how to go from point A to point B! Discover how to [...] »

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Photography, Time Flies, 12 July 2008, Alan Cleaver, Flickr CC

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