Teaching Lewis and Clark: Why Fort Clatsop?
Students study the path Lewis and Clark took on their famous trans-American journey. They participate in an online activity that allows them to examine considerations the Expedition made when deciding where to spend the winter of 1805-06.
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Be Specific, Go West To The Pacific
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...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Manifest Destiny and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Beginning with a thorough presentation on the concept of Manifest Destiny and background information on the Louisiana Purchase, your young historians will then consider the demands of the Lewis and Clark expedition and compose journal...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing Point of View- Chief Rosebud Remembers Lewis and Clark
Students analyze point of view. In this Chief Rosebud remembers lesson, students view a film and write a response. Students discuss the discovery of Lewis and Clark and how it impacted American Indians. Students discuss the importance...
7th - 8th 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
The Intrusion of Strangers
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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The True Story of Sacajawea
The story of Sacajawea's incredible role as the guide in the Lewis and Clark expedition across America is captured in this engaging, animated video. Learn about the efforts she took to support the explorers, including translating,...
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Lewis and Clark: Native American Contributions
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West
Students understand the acts of kindness shown Lewis and Clark by the Native Americans. For this Lewis and Clark lesson, students watch a movie and recognize that without the interaction with Native Americans Lewis and Clark would not...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts