Uncovering the Tales of Famous Explorers and Their Historical Expeditions
Learners investigate various expeditions throughout history to new and or uncharted territories. They participate in groups in order to develop and produce television news magazine segments about some of these historical expeditions.
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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, students discover how the Indians felt about the situation between Lewis and Clark and Blackfeet Indians. Students watch a...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Lewis and Clark Expedition
High schoolers investigate U.S. History by defining the voyages of Lewis and Clark. In this famous explorers lesson, students analyze the American Indian's point of view of European exploration by watching an educational DVD. High...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Britannia Rule the Waves
Could you determine longitude based on measuring time? Early explorers used a longitude clock to do just that. Scholars learn about early exploration and the importance of the invention of the clock. Then pupils build their own longitude...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
KWHL Strategy for A Tale of Two Cities
Students activate prior knowledge about French and English history. In this historical fiction literacy lesson, students list information they know about the French Revolution and the history of England. Students contribute ideas to...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
The Contributions of Female Explorers
Think of a few of the great explorers in world history. Are you thinking of any women? Chances are, probably not, and this will most likely be the case for many of your class members. But in many ways, female explorers may exemplify...
4 mins 7th - 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
Crack the Case: History's Toughest Mysteries
Young sleuths don their trench coats, tip their fedoras, and grab their notepads to investigate one of four famous unsolved mysteries. After examining multiple primary and secondary sources related to their cold case, they propose a...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Lewis and Clark: Equipping the Expedition
Students examine the preparations made by Lewis and Clark before leaving on their expedition. They make predictions about what they believe the two explorers took and organize the list into a venn diagram. They compare their predictions...
3rd - 12th English Language Arts