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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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Silkscreen, History of civic services in the city of NYFD No. 2, 1936

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The Prayer at Valley Forge by Arnold Friberg

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Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

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Photo, Percoco at Gettysburg, James Percoco

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Photo, [Man writing at a desk], New York Public Library Digital Gallery

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

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Photo, Candid Camera, 1939-1940, New York Public Library

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