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The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Students research the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this Westward Expansion lesson, students watch the PBS video, "The Corps of Discovery." Students then conduct further research on the topic and create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Lewis and Clark Pamphlet
Students investigate the Lewis and Clark expedition. In this U.S. history lesson, students use print and Internet resources to research the expedition. Students use a word processing program to create a brochure regarding Lewis and Clark's journey.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Report to Congress on Our Expedition
Students research in small groups to locate information on the outcomes and observations made during the Lewis and Clark expedition. In this westerns expansion lesson, students role play their findings as though they were reporting to Congress.
5th - 6th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Louisiana Purchase
Pupils take a closer look at Lewis and Clark's expedition. In this Louisiana Purchase instructional activity, students play an interactive game based on the expedition and respond to questions about the game once they finish it.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 57 Downloads
Discovering the Journal of Augustus Pelletier
Students explore journals. For this Discovering the Journal of Augustus Pelletier lesson, students read the historical fiction book and conduct research activities to validate events in the plot that reflect the Lewis and Clark expedition.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Lewis and Clark: The Unheard Voices
Students explore the Lewis and Clark expedition and reflect on their encounter with Native Americans. They explore the impact of Native Americans on the success of the expedition and then read to discover the feelings of many Native Americans to
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West
Learners examine historical Native American acts of philanthropy. For 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
Analyzing Point of View- Chief Rosebud Remembers Lewis and Clark
Students analyze point of view. In this Chief Rosebud remembers instructional activity, students view a film and write a response. Students discuss the discovery of Lewis and Clark and how it impacted American Indians. Students discuss the importance of researching a variety of historical perspectives.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 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 activity, 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
Economic Spotter: Lewis and Clark's Expedition Faces Scarcity
Students examine the Lewis and Clark expedition for examples of scarcity. They define new vocabulary and analyze the choices that were made and reference them to present and future consequences. Using the internet, they view a simulation of the journey and write a paragraph about their choices at the end of the lesson.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 20 Downloads
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Pupils examine the effect of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on Native American nations. In this Native American history instructional activity, students research Internet sources to find out how the expedition impacted Native Americans of the West.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Discovering New Resources
What is a natural resource, and what resources did the Lewis and Clark expedition seek? After reading an article on the mapping of the west, learners get into small groups to discuss the important natural resources of the period. They conclude by taking on the perspective of Meriwether Lewis and writing a business letter to President Jefferson presenting the findings of the expedition.
6th - 12th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The West "The People": The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Fourth graders become familiar with the conditions facing the members of the Expedition in the early 1800's, as well as the causes and consequences of the Expedition. They describe the conditions of the land in the 1800's and during the expedition.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
On to the Great Falls
For this Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Great Falls worksheet, students read for information and complete comprehension activities. In this true and false, fill in the bank, and essay worksheet, students write answers to fifteen questions.
4th - 6th Language Arts 8 Views 140 Downloads