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Middle schoolers dentify the period of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the life of Sacagawea on a timeline that demonstrates the chronology of important events in American History.
Students create a Sacagawea-inspired wampum belt. In this Native-American activity, 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. Then students work individually to create a wampum belt using with strings and beads.
Students examine and read about Pomp, the infant son of Sacagawea. They research the Lewis and Clark expedition, create a storyboard presenting important events, and design a Powerpoint presentation.
Students consider the role of Sacagawea as part of the Corps of Discovery. In this Lewis and Clark expedition instructional activity, students discover details about Sacagawea's wampum belt and then create their own wampum belts using their computer and mathematical skills.
Students 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.
Examining life events is a great way to learn about chronological order. Sequencing and time order are analyzed after reading a book about Rosa Parks. With a chart, the class works together to put the events from Mrs. Parks' life in the correct order. I like the instructional activity because it works to reinforce social studies content as well as an ELA concept.
Examine the lives of people who have made a significant contribution to society. The concept of biography is discussed with the class; they identify important actions, and read passages about Sacagawea and Benjamin Franklin. They write to explain how each of these people made contributions to American society.
Students understand the acts of kindness shown Lewis and Clark by the Native Americans. In this Lewis and Clark lesson, students watch a movie and recognize that without the interaction with Native Americans Lewis and Clark would not have survived. Students complete a journal.
Students examine historical Native American acts of philanthropy. In this Lewis and Clark lesson plan, 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 receive Presidential bookmarks with various information regarding U.S. Presidents on them. They participate in a variety of interesting sorting, reflect and write, timeline, and geography activities concerning this information.
Students explore the challenges of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through a physical education simulation. In this cross-curriculum physical education lesson, students work in groups of three to log 8000 steps, stopping to participate in physical activities similar to the challenges Lewis and Clark may have faced.
Students investigate the expedition of Lewis and Clarke. In this United States history lesson, students choose a topic from the story to explore, such as the Missouri River, Sacagawea, and dugout canoes. The teacher creates a web on the board or computer to brainstorm a list of these topics as the story is read. Students use various resources, such as the Internet, to learn more about the topic of their choice and write a report.
Students identify the philanthropic acts of the Native Americans towards Lewis and Clark. For this United States history lesson, students list the conflicts that Lewis and Clark may have experienced and how the Native Americans helped them. Students role-play a scenario where they are new to the country and list things they would need for survival.
Learners participate in cyber hunt activities involving Lewis and Clark in order to gain a better idea of what it was like to be an explorer of the vast western lands. In this history lesson, students may choose to study the route that Lewis and Clark traveled, write about what it was like to be part of the expedition, draw sketches of the views and places that they saw, or hypothesize about some of the challenges that these explorers faced traveling through unknown lands.
Students brainstorm, analyze, compare and contrast, and illustrate accomplishments of pioneers of the west. Students identify and interpret the Pacific Northwest pioneers. Students present their final projects to the class , including illustrations.
Students view a movie about Lewis and Clark's expedition out west. They examine how Native Americans helped them on their journey. They choose a Native American to research and present their findings to the class.
Students watch a video about Lewis and Clark's journey out west. They identify how the Native Americans helped them on their journey. They reserach a Native American tribe and present their findings to the class.
Eighth graders investigate the history of Beaverhead County and Big Hole Valley. They focus on the Native American people groups of the immediate area. Students read about the journey of Lewis and Clark to create historical context. Then they view a film and write reflective papers on the subject.
Students study the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They map the route they took and develop some creative variations to the route (from Sacagawea's perspective? traveling from the west to the east?) They also practice using a compass.
Explore famous women in U.S. history by creating a Venn Diagram, The focus of this Sacagawea biography lesson is for students to discuss the triumphs and contributions of Sacagawea's life and compare her to an average 21st century woman. Students utilize a Venn diagram to accurately compare and contrast a modern woman to Sacagawea.