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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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Etching, Captain Lewis shooting an Indian, 1810, Library of Congress

How geography influenced interactions among Lewis, Clark, & Native [...] »

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

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

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Photography, Parade 1960, Flickr CC

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Ticket, Special lecture National geographic society. . . , 26 May 1915, LOC

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Photo, Tiree Perspective, August 3, 2008, MacJewell, Flickr

Simply pondering "multiperspectivity" (a European term for "multiple perspectives") introduces the concept. [...] »

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