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Lewis and Clark

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate Lewis and Clark. In this Lewis and Clark lesson, students search the Internet for information about Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. Students use maps to understand the explorations and decide which...
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Westward Ho!

For Teachers 5th - 9th
For any teacher of American History, The Lewis and Clark Expedition is a watershed event that should be shared with your students. This is a very good lesson on the Expedition, and the events that led up to it; including The Lousisiana...
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Be Specific, Go West To The Pacific

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Fifth and sixth graders follow Lewis and Clark from St. Louis to the Pacific and back again. They read online journal entries made by Lewis and Clark to gather information. The official Lewis and Clark website is used by learners to...
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On This Day With Lewis and Clark

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Walk in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark as they discover the wonders, beauty, and dangers of the American frontier. After gaining background knowledge about Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase, young explorers use primary...
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The Intrusion of Strangers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How did Native Americans react to the arrival of the Lewis and Clark expedition? Here, learners review excerpts of journal entries that chronicle the arrival of the Corps of Discovery to the Shoshone and Blackfeet tribes. Your young...
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Do You Know the Story of Pomp?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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.
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Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Read All About It!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Develop an online newspaper covering the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The class publishes their newspaper on the school's Web site and analyze both primary and secondary sources.
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Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Providing a wonderful way to explore reading and vocabulary skills, this resource takes your class on a journey to understand the accomplishments of Lewis and Clark through the eyes of their dog Seaman. It focuses on using the book Lewis...
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Discovering New Resources

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Great Grids

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Learners use grid boxes as a measurement tool and discover how grids are used for mapmaking and scaling down an area. They begin by attempting to draw a model shape drawn by the teacher by using the gridding process. At the conclusion of...
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Meet the Corps of Discovery

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students assume the persona of one of the members of Lewis and Clark's expedition team. They research a member of the expedition team, write a first-person introduction of that team member, and share that introduction in a 2-3 minute...
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Navigation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the concept of navigation in these two activities.
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Making Lewis and Clark's Journals Come Alive

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students are presented daily excerpts from Lewis and Clark's experiences. The dates and activities are tracked on a classroom map.
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Discovering Descriptions

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Delve into the journey of Lewis and Clark using this lesson plan on Missouri. After sharing books on Lewis and Clark's journey across the United States, pupils discuss the descriptive language used in their writing, and come up with...
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Nonfiction Text elements

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners research Lewis and Clark and use the information for a book.  In this Lewis and Clark activity, students gather information and complete worksheets in an activity to write a book.  Learners use a variety of text features.
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Lewis and Clark

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use the Internet to research a topic.  In this expeditions lesson, 5th graders answer questions about Lewis and Clark based on the movie they watched previously, use the Internet to research Lewis and Clark, write a journal...
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East Meets West: Americans on the Move

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers imagine what it was like to be part of the Lewis and Clark expedition. In this Lewis and Clark Expedition lesson, students watch "East Meets West: Americans on the Move," and then write journal entries from the perspective...
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Teaching Lewis and Clark: Tribal Cultures and Homelands

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students examine the attributes of the tribes that inhabited the Columbia River Basin. In this Lewis and Clark lesson, students participate in a classroom simulation that requires them to participate in a seasonal round, in which they...
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History In Pictures

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore Lewis and Clark's expeditions. In this Lewis and Clark instructional activity, 6th graders view the routes they took and discuss how the territory has changed. Students make a timeline of their journey. Students...
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Where are We?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore places visited by Lewis and Clark. In this geographical concepts lesson, 5th graders plot places on a map and put events in chronological order. Students find locations on a map using longitude and latitude....
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Botanical Discoveries

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this plant discovery activity, 6th graders put in chronological order the plant discoveries of Lewis and Clark. Students understand the characteristics of leaves and find the area...
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Lewis and Clark Review

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students play games.  In this comprehension and recall lesson plan, students play Give Me A Break, Bingo and Jeopardy to reinforce the knowledge they've learned about Lewis and Clark.
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Report to Congress on Our Expedition

For Teachers 5th - 6th
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...
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The Lewis and Clark Expedition

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
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...