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Students 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.  There are student-written examples included in this lesson.
Learners 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. Learners watch a video about this and write a one page reflection paper about what they learned.
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.
First graders research the Lewis and Clark. In this social studies lesson, 1st graders create an alphabet book about Lewis and Clark's expeditions in North Dakota.
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.
Students travel with Lewis and Clark. In this Westward Expansion activity, students trace the expedition routes and examine images of the expedition. Students discuss their impressions and then write journal entries.
Students research in small groups to locate information on the outcomes and observations made during the Lewis and Clark expedition. In this westerns expansion instructional activity, students role play their findings as though they were reporting to Congress. Students produce a multimedia presentation.
Fourth graders read excerpts and research the Internet to learn about the expeditions of Lewis and Clark and their impact on the United States. Students fill out a KWL chart as they learn.
Students create a brochure depicting at least five areas of information about the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Students take a closer look at Lewis and Clark's expedition. In this Louisiana Purchase lesson, students play an interactive game based on the expedition and respond to questions about the game once they finish it.
Students explore journals. In this Discovering the Journal of Augustus Pelletier instructional activity, students read the historical fiction book and conduct research activities to validate events in the plot that reflect the Lewis and Clark expedition. Students also take part in literacy circles.
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
Students examine historical Native American acts of philanthropy. In this Lewis and Clark lesson, 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.
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.
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.
Pupils 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.
Students examine the effect of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on Native American nations. In this Native American history lesson, students research Internet sources to find out how the expedition impacted Native Americans of the West.
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.
Fifth graders investigate the significance of the keelboat in the Lewis and Clark expedition. They define the key themes of the expedition and classify them in prescribed format, an ABC book.
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.