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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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Photo, . . . Nixon giving a speech, 1969, General Services Admin., NARA

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Photography, Jamestown Site 7, 15 May 2003, Ken Lund, Flickr CC

Only 60 settlers out of 600 survived the winter of 1609–1610 in Jamestown [...] »

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The Prayer at Valley Forge by Arnold Friberg

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Hispano Music & Culture of the Northern Rio Grande

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

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Photography, Flag Collage, 9 July 2011, Flickr CC

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Photo, Abraham Walkowitz. . . , 1908, Carl Schulman, Flickr Commons

Hypothesize, test, and acknowledge how sources form different "pictures of the [...] »

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Nonfiction texts are great sources for learning about historical events and figures. However, do fictional accounts also have a place in the history classroom? [...] »

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