Trail of Discovery
Students collaborate on a research-based documentation of their town's founding, written from the point of view of a fictional person who lived there long ago
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Exploring the West with Lewis and Clark-Living as a Member of the Corps of Discovery
Students research the journey of Lewis and Clark. In this Westward Expansion lesson plan, students select a topic form a list then role play as if they were a part of the Corps of Discovery. Students will share their role play skit with...
5th - 7th 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
Preparing for the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Here's a instructional activity to help your class envision the Lewis and Clark expedition. Your young historians read a one-page article on the expedition, use context clues and a dictionary to define eight terms from the article and...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
Wagons Ho! Hard Times! Hard Choices!
You have just hit the lesson plan jackpot! This isn't just a lesson, it's a ten-day unit covering westward expansion, pioneer life, and the Oregon Trail. Activities include baking, model building, role-play, newspaper writing, science...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Westward Expansion Vocabulary
Here is a nice set of worksheets that your kids can use while studying the fascinating period of Westward Expansion in the United States. Types of worksheets include a vocabulary quiz, acrostic poem handout, reading comprehension, word...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable