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

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A regimental fife-and-drum corps. Library of Congress 111-B-328.

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Thesis statements form the backbone of history essays and DBQs. [...] »

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

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