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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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Lesson Plan Reviews

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New Jersey's Quakers and the American Revolution

Did you know the Quakers were pre-Revolution abolitionists?...

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Organizing History Through Images

In this lesson, students will organize photographs both chronologically and [...] »

English Language Learners

Instructional strategies and resources for ELL
Historical Thinking Matters
Historical Thinking Matters

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

Using Visuals to Build Interest and Understanding

Using primary source images to help English Language Learners build [...] »

Teaching Guides

Explore new teaching methods and approaches
Students Working in Local Historic Preservation

Engage your students in preserving local history! Use this teacher's [...] »

Document-Based Whole-Class Discussion

Classroom discussions need not be argumentative and unproductive. Discover a [...] »

Adapting Documents for the Classroom: Equity and Access

Documents are riddled with difficult vocabulary. Don't be afraid to adapt [...] »

Concept Formation

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

Mystery Strategy for Elementary Students

Using the premise of a mystery, elementary students act as history [...] »

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Interactive World History
Map, A New and Accurate Map of the World, 1626, John Speed, Flickr Creative Comm

Do you want to introduce a child to the wonders of world history? Find out [...] »