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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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Print, First sight of New York Bay, 1877, James Wells Champney, NYPL Digital Gal

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Photo, [Man writing at a desk], New York Public Library Digital Gallery

A pen or pencil in your student's hand is an excellent tool for teaching [...] »

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Photography, Flag Collage, 9 July 2011, Flickr CC

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Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

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