Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Want More Information?

These are some sites and resources you can explore on your own if you want more information about Lewis, Clark and their expedition. 

Lewis-Clark.org - This site lets you explore the individual aspects of the expedition including: The Corps, Geography, Native Nations, and Journal Excerpts. 

Lewis and Clark Interactive Map -By clicking on each individual state you can read sample journal entries, learn about discoveries in that state, and more! 

Expedition Time Line- A link to view a timeline of the entire expedition. 

Interactive Map-  Here's another interactive map with interesting facts. 

Full Lewis and Clark Documentary- This is the full version of the clip you watched on Lewis and Clark in Stage 2. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Stage 3: Expedition Accomplishments



By the end of the expedition, Lewis and Clark's expedition discovered 179 plant & trees, 122 Animal, Bird & Fish species, and 48 Native American Tribes. They also created over 140 maps of the region.  In addition, their expedition has had a lasting effect on American history. 

Check out some of the animals discovered, can you think of the reasons behind the names of the new discoveries? 

Clark's Nutcracker
Grizzly Bear or Ursus arctos horribilis
Black Tail Prairie Dog

Here are some plants discovered, do you recognize any? 

Geyer's Onion
Pacific Dogwood

One of the biggest accomplishments of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was making contact with Native American tribes. Below are some of the tribes they encountered. Choose one tribe to focus on as you fill out your "Stage 3" page of the packet. 

Start by reading this introduction. Click Here. Then click the pictures below to learn more about the tribes. Choose one tribe to focus on for the packet activity. 




Lewis and clark also created more then 140 maps. 

"Soulard Map of the Missouri and Upper Mississippi, 1802" by William Clark
The Route of the Corps of Discovery to the Pacific
"Map of Lewis and Clark Track" Original by Clark. 1810, Copied by Samuel Lewis 1814

You and your Team Members will now play a board game tracking the Lewis and Clark journey. Remember to write, in your own words, at least 2 facts you learn. 

  1. Select your game piece. 
  2. Each player will role to dice. Highest goes first, then second highest and so on. 
  3. When it is your turn, you will role the dice and move it the amount of places you have rolled. 
  4. When you land on a number read the card that has the same number. 
  5. After reading your fact aloud, follow the instructions on the bottom of the card. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Stage 2: Meet Lewis, Clark, Sacagawea, and the Corps of Discovery

Thomas Jefferson chose his secretary,  Meriwether Lewis to captain the expedition. Lewis asked William Clark to share the responsibility of captain. Many others joined them including Sacagawea and a group of volunteers and recruits who made up the Corps of Discovery. 

Watch the video below to learn about Louis, Clark, and the Corps of Discovery. Write down short answers to the guiding questions on the "Stage 2" pages of your packet. 



Sacagawea was the only woman to travel with the expedition. As you watch the video, write short answers to the guiding questions, on the "Stage 2"pages.




Once you have watched the videos, and responded the guiding questions think about what traits these explorers needed. Respond in your packet. 


Stage 1: Journal Writing

On the expedition Lewis and Clark had to keep daily journals of their discoveries. These journals had to very detailed so that when Lewis and Clark returned everybody could picture what they saw.  

Explore the links below. Select at least one of the journal entries you find to fill out the organizer in your packet titled "Stage: Journal Entry". Note: Skim through each of the links and choose an article you are interested in. 

These are photos of the original journal entries. At one point all entries looked like this! 

Entry about a Maple Leaf Discovery-

A collection of journal entries: