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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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Engraving, The Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King Street, Paul Revere, 1770

Help students think about where evidence for history comes from. [...] »

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Constitution of the United States

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

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

Teach students to explore contingency with this great lesson plan idea. [...] »

Digital, Washington Township H.S.M. Formerly the German Valley School, 1830

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Gelatin silver print, Children in free public library, 1900-1937, Lewis Wickes H

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Photo, Candid Camera, 1939-1940, New York Public Library

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Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0086141. Chicago History Mus.

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Photo, Historical Fiction, Mar. 9, 2007, jessamyn, Flickr

Can you suggest any literature covering World War I to World War II that my 10th-grade world history class can read? [...] »

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