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  1. Historical Investigation Lesson Plan Template (pdf)



  1. America in Caricature: Political cartoons, 1765-1865 housed at Indiana University's Lilly Library
  2. Angel Island: California Immigration History
  3. Archiving Early America: Primary Sources from colonial America
  4. Cylinder Recordings: Digitized early sound recordings
  5. Historical Gazette: Historical events of the West
  6. Library of Congress: Collection of primary sources, lesson plans, and project ideas
  7. Native California: A bibliographic list of California history and ethnography
  8. PBS: K-12 teaching resources organized by subject matter
  9. Primary Sources Research Colloquium: Yale University Library contains primary sources for K-12 lessons
  10. SCORE: List of websites and resources aligned to CA Standards
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