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Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this Western expansion lesson, students research details of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Students also trace the expedition routes on maps and explore the symbolism of the Western Journey Nickel.
Students examine and interpret Corps of Discovery journal entries as primary documents/sources providing insight into the Lewis and Clark expedition's journey. They present information they have documented on included activity sheet in the form of written historical narratives.
Young scholars gain an understanding of Indian views of the Lewis and Clark expeditions. In this Montana Indians lesson, students discover how the Indians felt about the situation between Lewis and Clark and Blackfeet Indians. Young scholars watch a video about this and write a one page reflection paper about what they learned.
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 plan, 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.
Learners study the Native American tribes impacted during the Lewis and Clark expedition. In this US history lesson plan, students complete a chart of guide questions about 11 Native American tribal groups by working in groups to research one tribe each. Learners define the impacts on the tribe and their social structures. Students describe the tribe they would have wanted to live with.
Learners research the people that Lewis and Clark encountered on their expedition. In small groups, they conduct research on a group of Native Americans, answer research questions, and contribute information to a class chart comparing and contrasting the various American Indian Nations.