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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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Photography, Collage of Magen David Emblems, 13 Feb 2008, Flickr CC

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Poster/Print, "They can't get on without us," Thomas Cantrell,  HERB by ASHP

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illustration, Student Political Cartoon Example

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The storming of Chapu[ltepec] Sept. 13th [1847]

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Photo, [Man writing at a desk], New York Public Library Digital Gallery

A pen or pencil in your student's hand is an excellent tool for teaching [...] »

Lithograph, A so called president in petticoats, 1865, Library of Congress

Political cartoons are often conceptually complex, but offer valuable insights [...] »

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

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Photo, Television, April 19, 2007, largeprime, Flickr, cc

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Marginalia, CHNM

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Political Cartoon, Golfing Season, May 1, 1924, NARA

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