A Study of the Portola Expedition - 1769
Learners role-play the identity of a person on the Portola expedition. They write journals for their character, list questions for their character, and conduct Internet research on the expedition.
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Exploration Within the Lewis and Clark Expedition
High schoolers explore with Lewis and Clark. In this research skills lesson, students analyze primary and secondary source links to study the accomplishments of the Lewis and Clark expedition. High schoolers use their findings to...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Native American Indian Tribes Encountered by the Corps of Discovery
Upper elementary learners research the various Native American nations encountered during the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They work in groups researching Native American communities, prepare a slide show demonstrating various aspects of...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
The Corps of Discovery: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Don't miss this fantastic comprehensive lesson plan on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, packed with instructional guidance, worksheets, map work, informational texts, and secondary source materials.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Life in Beads: The Stories a Plains Dress Can Tell
Young learners discover how the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes preserved native culture through the making of traditional dresses, identifying the resources used to make the dresses and discussing behind the meaning behind some American...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reading a Timeline
Sometimes the most important details of an informational text aren't within the text at all. Teach your class how to read timeline with a set of activities that prompts them to find specific dates and events on the timelines, as well as...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Harriet Tubman: Civil War Spy
Did you know that Harriet Tubman also served as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, and was the first woman to lead a military expedition in American history? Learners read about the fascinating story of Harriet Tubman and conclude...
8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Montana Indians' Points of Historic Significance
Students gain an understanding of Indian views of the Lewis and Clark expeditions. In this Montana Indians lesson plan, students discover how the Indians felt about the situation between Lewis and Clark and Blackfeet Indians. Students...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
Students study westward expansion. For this US history lesson, students describe the adventures and hardships faced by the explorers known as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Students write a report to the President about the journey...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Brrrr! Expeditions to the North and South Poles
Students examine the first successful explorations of the North and South Poles, through a study of the four men who accomplished them. They present the fruits of their research on posters, or with PowerPoint presentations.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History