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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.

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Using Visuals to Build Interest and Understanding

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Using Blogs in a History Classroom

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Interpreting Political Cartoons in the History Classroom

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Elementary Military History Resources
Negative, Powder monkey by gun..., 1864-1865, Library of Congress

You don't have to wait until middle school to teach military history.


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