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161 resources with the keyterm lewis and clark

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East Meets West: Americans on the Move

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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 of...
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Botanical Discoveries

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the Lewis and Clark Expedition. For 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...
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Lewis & Clark: Lesson 2

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use maps and a National Geographic video to explore the journey of Lewis and Clark. In this Lewis and Clark lesson, 3rd graders focus on the physical environments that Lewis ans Clark travelled through. Students create maps...
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Report to Congress on Our Expedition

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners 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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A Differentiated Way through Think Dots

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine reasons that led people to explore, identify "West" as defined following Revolutionary War, explain importance of finding natural resources, develop time line of dates and events leading up to Lewis and Clark Expedition,...
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Journey of Discovery and Rivers

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the rivers encountered and mapped by the Corps of Discovery. They analyze maps, outline and label rivers on a blank map, complete a chart, and answer discussion questions while watching a National Geographic video,...
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New Frontiers

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students compare/contrast the expeditions of Dr. Horatio Jackson and Lewis and Clark. They read and discuss journals from both trips, watch segments from the Ken Burns film about Lewis and Clark, conduct Internet research, and complete...
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Analyzing the Lewis and Clark Journals

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine and interpret Corps of Discovery journal entries as primary documents/sources providing insight into the Lewis and Clark expedition's journey. They present information they have documented on included activity sheet in...
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Lewis and Clark and Native Americans, Part II

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students research the Native Americans living in the regions explored by Lewis and Clark. They identify the modern-day names of sites claimed by the Lakota Indians, and create a poster of the original Native American names.
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Describing the Unknown to Others

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine the challenges faced by the Corps of Discovery on the Lewis and Clark expedition. They listen to online journal entries written by members of the Corps, complete an activity sheet, watch a video segment, and write a...
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Documenting an Historic Journey

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and analyze journals written by Lewis and Clark. They watch and discuss a video segment, complete a graphic organizer, and write a journal entry written from the point of view of someone involved with the Lewis and Clark...
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Take It Or Leave It

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine the significance of the Louisiana Purchase and the journey of Lewis and Clark, and discuss "needs" versus "wants". They listen to a story, plan for a journey like Lewis and Clark, create a list of supplies, and...
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Corps of Discovery: Voyaging with Lewis and Clark

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students include maps, drawings, and personal reflections in a journal they keep while "accompanying" Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition of the Louisiana Territory.
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Worth a Thousand Words

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine the significance of the American bison to the American Indians of the Great Plains. They create a story in pictographs in the style of American Indians of the Plains.
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Mission Accomplished

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders describe the impact of certain figures in United States history, including Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. They describe experiences of early American explorers and compose narratives from the perspectives of others.
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Uncovering Animals

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explain the reason why Lewis and Clark recorded many unfamiliar species of animals in their journals during their expedition. They construct a scientific diagram, and compose a journal entry based on an animal encountered...
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Our Goal Pole

For Teachers K - 1st
Studnets discuss the meaning of exploration and investigate a map of the Louisiana Territory. They discuss Lewis and Clark's expedition and complete worksheets. They create a "goal pole" that represents their learning.
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Over the Rivers and Through the Woods

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the purpose of the keelboat used by the Corps of Discovery on the Lewis and Clark expedition. They assess its strengths and weaknesses for navigating different rivers, and describe its overall purpose for the...
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North Dakota Plants with Medicinal Value

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners use the internet and plant guides and other resources to identify plants and their medicinal importance as seen by the Native Americans. They view a copy of the Lewis and Clark journal that held photos of the plants of their...
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Lewis and Clark Newspaper

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discuss who Lewis and Clark were and the importance of their expedition, list plants, animals, and birds found along the Lewis and Clark Trail, report on a specific species, and prepare a newspaper that implements...
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Winter Survival

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students study the Lewis and Clark expedition and work in small groups to solve problems that the explorers might have encountered.
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Lewis and Clark: Native American Contributions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover specific instances in which Native Americans helped the Lewis and Clark expedition overcome obstacles. They explain that the expedition succeeded because Native Americans generously shared their knowledge and resources.
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Lewis and Clark: A Legacy to Remember

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design a memorial that illustrates the legacy of the expedition from a geographic perspective. Conduct the lesson after students study Lewis and Clark, or after they see the large-format film, Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
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How Do We Find Our Way?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider whether they have a good sense of direction and whether they are able to navigate using mental maps versus needing equipment. They read about the Lewis and Clark expedition to find out what skills, abilities, and...