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

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Poster, "Ot mraka k svetu. . . ," 1917-1921, N. Kogut, NYPL

Documents are riddled with difficult vocabulary. Don't be afraid to adapt texts. [...] »

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