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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

Analysis of photographs of Civil War artillery broadens students understanding [...] »

Photo, Receipt by the Austrian Delegation of Allied Peace Terms, 1919

Documents and audio files explain the range of early political viewpoints on [...] »

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Constitution of the United States

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Photography, Class Discussion, 8 March 2007, Easten Law, Flickr CC

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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. [...] »

Image, Squared Circles-Clocks, 25 Oct 2006, Leo Reynolds, Flickr CC

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Photo, "Mrs. Bryan," August 27, 2007, just sof, Flickr, creative commons

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Photography, What Is Photography, 2 Nov 2009, Flickr CC

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Photography, Parade 1960, Flickr CC

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Cartoon, American Revolution Names, 5 August 2008, Jimmie, Flickr CC

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