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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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wood engraving, The First Cotton Gin, 1869 Dec. 18, William L. Sheppard, LOC

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Photo, South side of Wells house, 2000, Wells-Thorn House, Historic Deerfield

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The Prayer at Valley Forge by Arnold Friberg

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

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

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Transparency, Camouflage class. . . , 1943, Marjory Collins, Flickr Commons

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Photography, Flag Collage, 9 July 2011, Flickr CC

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