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Social Studies/History/and Civics Lesson Plans Online
The list of online lesson plans below is from Lesson Plans Online K-12, a Library Research Guide. There are more lesson plans on this guide. Many of the links below will other teaching resources such as printables, games, worksheets, etc.
Primary resources collections for California history; Calisphere is a gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums. Discover over 400,000 images, texts, and recordings.