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1804 - the Lewis and Clark Expedition


  1. Research the Lewis and Clark expedition taking notes while using a URL site, an encyclopedia and a picture book.
  2. As a character along on the expedition, use the notes to create an illustrated journal containing 6 - 7 entries which reveal important incidents and discoveries. (Student character interpretation )
  3. Organize a focused narrative which:
    • includes background information about how the expedition came about
    • contains information of what happened during the expedition
    • uses supporting details to explain how the contributions of what was learned during the Lewis and Clark expedition affected the growth history of the United States!
  4. Create an artifact packet (use a gallon plastic bag) which includes primary source documents, miniature props, and a descriptive index of the contents related to the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Online resources:
  1. Letters from Jefferson to Lewis and Clark
  2. The explorers: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
  3. Exploring the West from Monticello
Related books:
  1. Schanzer, Rosalyn. How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis & Clark.
  2. Fradin, Dennis. Sacagawea, The Journey to the West. NJ: Silver Press, 1998.
  3. deKay, Ormonde. The Adventures of Lewis and Clark. NY: Random House, 1968. (J973.46 Turner)
  4. Kroll, Steven. Lewis and Clark: Explorers of the American West.
  5. Stein, R. Conrad. Lewis and Clark. (1997)
  6. Van Steenwyck, Elizabeth. My Name Is York.
  7. O'Dell, Scott. Streams to the River, River to the Sea. (1986)
  8. While, Alana. Sacagawea Westward with Lewis and Clark.

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