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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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Photo, Receipt by the Austrian Delegation of Allied Peace Terms, 1919

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Photo, 5th Grade Tours Middle School, May 14, 2009, Old Shoe Woman, Flickr, cc

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Photo, English club First meeting Dover Library, Sept. 13, 2010, RTLibrary

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Illustration, From Princess Badoura, 1913, Edmund Dulac, nocloo.com

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Ticket, Special lecture National geographic society. . . , 26 May 1915, LOC

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Marginalia, CHNM

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Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0086141. Chicago History Mus.

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

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