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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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Prequel to Independence

Teach your students about causality with this useful activity.

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Roads to Antietam

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Targeting Content and English Language Objectives
Photo, English club First meeting Dover Library, Sept. 13, 2010, RTLibrary

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The Struggle for Time: Using Persuasive Essays to Teach Elementary History

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Internationalizing History

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Using Old Maps as Tools to Explore Our World

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Historical Agency in History Book Sets (HBS)

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Stop Action and Assess Alternatives

Teach students to explore contingency with this great lesson plan idea.

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Well-behaved Women [and Men] Seldom Make History

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Researching the Mexican American War
Lithograph, Battle of Buena Vista, 1847, Currier & Ives, LOC

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