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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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Handwritten document, Caspar Weinberger Diary Entry, 7 December 1985, HERB

Through the lens of documents concerning the Iran-Contra Affair, this lesson [...] »

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

Maps show far more than how to go from point A to point B! Discover how to [...] »

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

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