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Follow along with Lewis and Clark on their grand expedition using The Journal of Augustus Pelletier: The Lewis and Clark Expedition. Perfect for a combined language arts and social studies lesson, young explorers keep their own journal as they read, writing daily entries, marking important places and events, and even sketching plants and animals they encounter. As a final activity, small groups create a board game based on the expeditions!
Sixth graders examine the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this plant discovery lesson, 6th graders put in chronological order the plant discoveries of Lewis and Clark. Students understand the characteristics of leaves and find the area of leaves. Students study maps and chart the route of the exploration.
Students share their knowledge of Lewis and Clark, then read a news article about the redesign on the U.S. nickel to commemorate Lewis and Clark's expedition. Introduce the article with a discussion and vocabulary activity, then students read the news report and participate in a class discussion. Lesson includes interdisciplinary follow-up activities.
Students 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.
Students examine the Lewis and Clark Expedition and discover the historical impact the journey had on the US. In this Lewis/Clark expedition lesson, students read the book Lewis and Clark on the Trail of Discovery: The Journey that Shaped America. Students then use their journals to write and record relevant information.
Students formulate theories about the Lewis and Clark Expedition about its purpose and impact on America. They write position papers supported with facts discovered in their research. Students include quotes, factual references, maps, and journal excerpts in their essays.
Upper elementary learners research the various Native American nations encountered during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They work in groups researching Native American communities, prepare a slide show demonstrating various aspects of their lives, and give an oral presentation to share what they discovered.