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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. FIND OUT MORE »

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Screencap, Collage of Pre-Revolution Documents, 2 April 2012, Images from activi

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Photo, Funeral Dignitaries in front of Lincoln's Home, 1865, Lincoln library

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The Prayer at Valley Forge by Arnold Friberg

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Photo, English club First meeting Dover Library, Sept. 13, 2010, RTLibrary

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Screenshot, Edublogs homepage

Setting up and maintaining a blog for your classroom is easy (and typically [...] »

Photo, Abraham Walkowitz. . . , 1908, Carl Schulman, Flickr Commons

Hypothesize, test, and acknowledge how sources form different "pictures of the [...] »

Marginalia, CHNM

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Photography, Group of Native Americans, 1875-1878, Ober Brothers, NYPL

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Lithograph, A so called president in petticoats, 1865, Library of Congress

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Political Cartoon, Golfing Season, May 1, 1924, NARA

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