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Here's a worksheet to help your class envision the Lewis and Clark expedition. Your young historians read a one-page article on the expedition, use context clues and a dictionary to define eight terms from the article and write a subtitle for each of the five paragraphs in the article. They imagine they are members of the Corps of Discovery and write a letter to a family member on their trip through the west.
Learners research the expedition of Lewis and Clark. In this Lewis and Clark expedition instructional activity, students become familiar with the resources that Lewis and Clark found along their journey Learners view mental maps created at the time for what they can learn about the terrain of the Lewis and Clark journey.
Students study the Native American tribes impacted during the Lewis and Clark expedition. In this US history lesson, students complete a chart of guide questions about 11 Native American tribal groups by working in groups to research one tribe each. Students define the impacts on the tribe and their social structures. Students describe the tribe they would have wanted to live with.
Learners act as archaeologists. In this Lewis and Clark expedition lesson, students develop a list of questions that archaeologists might use to find the physical remains of the expedition and then use print and Internet sources to research the answers to their questions.
Fourth graders research Lewis and Clark's expedition. In this United States history lesson, 4th graders watch a video about the expedition and write a research paper using the information gathered. Students take on the role of a member of the expedition and create a journal about their experience.
Students explore the challenges of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through a physical education simulation. In this cross-curriculum physical education lesson plan, students work in groups of three to log 8000 steps, stopping to participate in physical activities similar to the challenges Lewis and Clark may have faced.
Young scholars investigate Lewis and Clark. In this Lewis and Clark lesson plan, students search the Internet for information about Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. Young scholars use maps to understand the explorations and decide which supplies would be needed to survive the journey. Students develop timelines and write to show understanding.
Students participate in a simulation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this hands-on American history lesson, students become characters from the early 1800's and make the journey west. They write journal entries, make decisions, and participate in projects during the 4 weeks needed for this lesson.
Students research and create a "living museum" about Lewis and Clark. In this Lewis and Clark lesson, students create maps and artifacts that would be in a museum on the expeditions of Lewis and Clark. Students write about the artifacts in the museum. Students write one page biographies of Lewis and Clark.
Students explore the trail followed by Lewis and Clark on their journey across the United States. In this United States History lesson, students complete several activities to establish the Lewis and Clark Expedition, including a class discussion, creating a timeline, completing a Venn Diagram and writing an essay.