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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, Paul Revere's ride, April 19, 1775, 1800s?, Charles Green Bush

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Photography, 1970s Rec Room,  Illinois State Museum website

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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. [...] »

Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

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

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Photo, The Worlds Greatest Detective, August 19, 2007, practicalowl, Flickr

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