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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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Photography, Travel Trunks, 6 Sept 2009, Gary Shewan, Flickr CC

Teach students how to use physical evidence to interpret history with this [...] »

Negative glass plate, O'Sullivan, 1862, "The Beauregard" cannon, LOC

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

A regimental fife-and-drum corps. Library of Congress 111-B-328.

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Illustration, From Princess Badoura, 1913, Edmund Dulac, nocloo.com

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