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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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Etching, Captain Lewis shooting an Indian, 1810, Library of Congress

How geography influenced interactions among Lewis, Clark, & Native [...] »

Photography, Jamestown Site 7, 15 May 2003, Ken Lund, Flickr CC

Only 60 settlers out of 600 survived the winter of 1609–1610 in Jamestown [...] »

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Primary sources in both English and Spanish on the Spanish American War, Scopes [...] »

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Digital, Washington Township H.S.M. Formerly the German Valley School, 1830

Engage your students in preserving local history! Use this teacher's successful [...] »

Photo, Abraham Walkowitz. . . , 1908, Carl Schulman, Flickr Commons

Hypothesize, test, and acknowledge how sources form different "pictures of the [...] »

Photography, Magnified, 10 March 2009, Jake Bouma, Flickr CC

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Photography, What Is Photography, 2 Nov 2009, Flickr CC

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Photography, Time Flies, 12 July 2008, Alan Cleaver, Flickr CC

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