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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.

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Head Start Expectations
Photography, The Life Vision Academy, 8 June 2009, Dhillan Chandramowli, Flickr

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