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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.

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The Multiple Dilemmas of Abraham Lincoln

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Discovering Angel Island: The Story Behind the Poems

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Well-behaved Women [and Men] Seldom Make History

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Interpreting Political Cartoons in the History Classroom

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Tall Tales: The West as Legend
Lithograph, ...Jesse James, Donaldson Lith. Co., 188-?, Library of Congress

Wrestling bears, surly cowboys, vultures circling lone travelers. . . Find [...] »