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Lewis & Clark: Lesson 2
Third graders use maps and a National Geographic video to explore the journey of Lewis and Clark. In this Lewis and Clark instructional activity, 3rd graders focus on the physical environments that Lewis ans Clark travelled through. Students create maps to show physical features of their trip to school.
3rd Language Arts 14 Views 35 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
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 plan, 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
Proving For The Crew
Young scholars write math questions that pertain to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this math lesson, students utilize resources in the classroom to help write mathematical questions and answers that relate to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
5th - 6th Math 6 Views 2 Downloads
Students examine the craft of cartography and how the Lewis and Clark expedition created and used maps. They analyze maps, read a handout, create a map, participate in a mini expedition and map out a route based on travel directions, and complete a worksheet.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 7 Views 49 Downloads
Describing the Unknown to Others
Young scholars examine the challenges faced by the Corps of Discovery on the Lewis and Clark expedition. They listen to online journal entries written by members of the Corps, complete an activity sheet, watch a video segment, and write a Mystery description o an animal or plant.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 15 Downloads
Documenting an Historic Journey
Students read and analyze journals written by Lewis and Clark. They watch and discuss a video segment, complete a graphic organizer, and write a journal entry written from the point of view of someone involved with the Lewis and Clark expedition.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Meet the Corps of Discovery
Students 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
Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West
Students examine historical Native American acts of philanthropy. In this Lewis and Clark instructional activity, students watch a movie and conduct research regarding the topic. Students 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
Learners 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
Lewis & Clark: A Scientific Journey
Students 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 7 Downloads
Exploration Within the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Learners explore with Lewis and Clark. In this research skills lesson, students analyze primary and secondary source links to study the accomplishments of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Learners use their findings to create informative brochures.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 39 Downloads
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Ninth graders examine the goals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and identify the present day cities, towns, rivers, and regions that are on the route of the expedition. They complete an online WebQuest, recreating the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, identify significant people, events, and places on the route, and create a map.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Lewis and Clark Expedition Fact Books
Learners use NebraskAcess to access information from Wilson Biographies to complete a fact book about Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Sacagawea, and Thomas Jefferson. They use NebraskAccess to find books on WorldCat about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 16 Downloads
The Mission of Lewis and Clark
Students comprehend the various aspects of the Lewis and Clark expediton. They complete an idea web. Students work in small groups. They recall some important aspects of the Lewis and Clark expedition by performing the Corps of Discovery Spoken Fugue.
1st - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 43 Downloads
Lewis and Clark: Facing Challenges-Real and Imagined
Students consider how they perceive geographic features and obstacles, and how expedition members might have done so. If possible, begin the lesson before your students see the large-format film Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 20 Downloads
Lewis and Clark: Prized Possession
Students create a Sacagawea-inspired wampum belt. In this Native-American lesson, students study Sacagawea and her influence on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Students learn about wampum and prized possessions and work in groups to create a unique bead pattern.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 18 Downloads