This Webquest: The Journeys and Journals of John Lederer lesson plan also includes:
When examining a current map of the United States, it is hard to imagine that early explorers thought they could leave Virginia and reach the Indian Ocean after a few weeks travel. But early explorers had no maps of the interior. John Lederer was one of the first white explorers to head west and map his travels. Class members complete a WebQuest and examine Lerners maps and journals to learn more about these explorations.