The Corps of Discovery
Author Cindy Rosa
In 1804, Lewis and Clark set out on an extraordinary journey of exploration. It was not merely a physical trek to the Pacific and back, but a journey of the mind set in motion by a President's impatients to learn as much as he could about the North American continent. Two hundred years later, their expedition inspires new journeys of the mind for teachers, students, and lifelong learners.
This project will be an extension to the student's understanding of westward expansion. The Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark' Corp of Discovery are outlined and discussed in their social studies text book. This will go beyond the text and give the students the opportunity to understand the journey of Lewis and Clark.
Time required-- This project will encompass a unit of Lewis and Clark that should last about a week but, could be extended depending on the students' interest level.
Grade Level--5th grade
Curriculum fit--Social Studies, Language Arts and Science.
journal for each student
grade worksheet for lesson 1 Read journal entry for lesson 1.
Monitor students while naviagating the website on Lesson 2. Read journal entry for lesson 2.
Grade the report or the 'mock' interview for lesson 3.
Read entries in journal for lesson 4. Montor the group discussion assign point for disscussion and participation. Have each group report there discussions to the class.