5_Lewis and Clark

 

Lewis and Clark

 

Westward Expansion 

Objectives:
The student will understand how people have contributed to the development and expansion of communities.
The student will understand how the physical environment affects the lives of individual within communities.
The student will understand how cultures influence communities.
The student will understand that critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills form an organized working knowledge of social studies.

Rubric

Anthropologist-Native Tribe Specialist

Study the Native Americans you will encounter on your journey.

Questions:

1. Where do they live?
2. Find 3-5 facts about this Native American Tribe.

National Geographic Journey Log

Language Chain

Sakakawea

Sacajawea biography

The Ultimate Adventure-Lewis & Clark (Click on Retrace the Trail)

Geographer – Map Maker

Map out the regions you travel and the route you take through the country. In your report, you need to discuss the significance of the route, difficulties along the way, and other information you encounter.

Questions:

1. Record 3-5 facts about each part of the journey.

United States Physical Map

Map Journey Log

The Ultimate Adventure-Lewis & Clark (Click on Along the Trail)

Montanakids-Discovery Points

Botanist – Plant Specialist

Study the plant life you encounter on the journey and document any new discoveries.

Questions:

Record 3-5 facts about each plant including:
description, location, and habitat.

1. Find 2 plants that Lewis & Clark discovered. Find pictures & tell about each one's environment. Label it specific name, family, and species.

2. Give a general description of what kinds of plants were different than those in the east and why you think that.

National Geographic Journey Log

The Ultimate Adventure-Lewis & Clark (Click on Life Along the Trail)

Discovering Lewis & Clark-Journal Excerpts

The Expedition of the Corps of Discovery

Zoologist – Animal Specialist

Study the animals you encounter on the journey and document any new discoveries. Record 3-5 facts about this animal including: description, location, and habitat.

Questions:

1. Find 2 animals that Lewis & Clark encountered.
2. Find pictures & tell about each one’s environment.
3. Label its specific name, family and species.
4. Give a general description of what kinds of animals were different than those in the east and why you think that.

National Geographic Journey Log

The Ultimate Adventure-Lewis & Clark (Click on Life Along the Trail)

Discovering Lewis & Clark-Journal Excerpts

The Expedition of the Corps of Discovery

Supply Master – Supply Person

Determine what supplies will be needed for the journey and why.

Questions:

1. What supplies were collected before leaving? Explain the purpose.
2. What methods were used to keep the food preserved?
3. What kinds of food could not be taken?
-How were these items provided along the journey?
-Where there any supplies not needed?
-Explain why.
5. What medical problem arose and how were they treated?

National Geographic Journey Log

Discovering Lewis & Clark-Journal Excerpts

The Expedition of the Corps of Discover