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Meet the Corps of Discovery
Young scholars assume the persona of one of the members of Lewis and Clark's expedition team. They research a member of the expedition team, write a first-person introduction of that team member, and share that introduction in a 2-3 minute presentation to classmates.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Delve into the journey of Lewis and Clark using this lesson on Missouri. After sharing books on Lewis and Clark's journey across the United States, pupils discuss the descriptive language used in their writing, and come up with their own journal entries.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
High schoolers examine journals and documents to investigate Lewis and Clark's explorations and how they relate to the concept of Manifest Destiny. They consider the impact of modern civilization to some of the areas Lewis and Clark wrote about.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 44 Downloads
Lewis and Clark: Artful Recordings
Students examine the nature journals of Lewis and Clark. In this primary source analysis lesson, students research the journals that the members of the Corps of Discovery kept during the expedition and then conduct further research on plants and animals noted in the original journals.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Lewis and Clark: Overcoming Obstacles
Students review three obstacles the Lewis and Clark expedition encountered, focusing on how geographic information can influence a decision. They make decisions, weigh options and assess risks as they make their choices.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 19 Downloads
Inspire your class to look at their environments as if they were seeing them for the first time in order to gain a better understanding of the concept of perspective. After exploring their communities and keeping a journal of major features, young learners discuss their descriptions and the activity of journal mapping.
5th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
East Meets West: Americans on the Move
High schoolers imagine what it was like to be part of the Lewis and Clark expedition. In this Lewis and Clark Expedition lesson, students watch "East Meets West: Americans on the Move," and then write journal entries from the perspective of the crew members.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale
Providing a wonderful way to explore reading and vocabulary skills, this resource takes your class on a journey to understand the accomplishments of Lewis and Clark through the eyes of their dog Seaman. It focuses on using the book Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale by Laurie Myers, as a way to delve into a discussion of historical fantasy, writing genres, grammar rules, and more.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 12 Views 45 Downloads
In this social studies worksheet, students use a partial list of supplies Lewis and Clark took on their expedition. Students match goals of the expedition with items from the supply list that may have been used to support the goal. Students list items that may have been taken if the explorers were going on expedition today.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 41 Downloads
Lewis and Clark: Equipping the Expedition
Students examine the preparations made by Lewis and Clark before leaving on their expedition. They make predictions about what they believe the two explorers took and organize the list into a venn diagram. They compare their predictions to the actual list.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Lewis and Clark's Journey West: A Timeline Activity
Students complete a scavenger hunt which highlights events on the journey by Lewis and Clark. Using the internet and journals, they identify events on the journey and places them on a timeline. They complete a worksheet as well to end the lesson.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 27 Downloads
Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West
Learners examine historical Native American acts of philanthropy. In this Lewis and Clark lesson, students watch a movie and conduct research regarding the topic. Learners explore how sharing one's time, talent, and treasure contribute to the greater good.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Lewis and Clark in Columbia River Country
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this research skills lesson, students research the death of Meriwether Lewis using forensic evidence presented in primary source documents.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 24 Downloads
Lewis and Clark: Prized Possessions
Students consider the role of Sacagawea as part of the Corps of Discovery. In this Lewis and Clark expedition lesson, students discover details about Sacagawea's wampum belt and then create their own wampum belts using their computer and mathematical skills.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Where are We?
Fifth graders explore places visited by Lewis and Clark. In this geographical concepts lesson, 5th graders plot places on a map and put events in chronological order. Students find locations on a map using longitude and latitude. Students create a map with written directions to get to Monticello.
5th Social Studies & History 31 Views 115 Downloads
Forces of Nature: The Challenges of River Travel
Students examine how river travel affected the Lewis and Clark expedition. They define gravity, slope, and velocity, conduct a river formations experiment, complete an activity sheet, and watch a video about Lewis and Clark.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads