ERIC Number: ED445969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Extra! Extra! Lewis and Clark Explore America. 5th Grade Activity. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
Designed for small group instruction, this fifth-grade classroom activity deals with the creation of a special edition newspaper commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The activity contains five roles for students (historian, journalist, cartographer/illustrator, biographer, scientist), and each group is to produce one historically accurate newspaper from the viewpoint of these different roles. The activity explains the task (in seven steps), outlines the 3-step process (gaining background knowledge, collecting information, and writing and assembling the newspaper), and provides learning links and learning advice. It also discusses evaluation and includes reflection in a student journal. Notes for the teacher are attached; these include content standards, lesson purpose, student educational goals, resources, supplies needed, and interdisciplinary connections. (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Geography, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, News Writing, Small Group Instruction, Social Studies, United States History
Schools of California Online Resources for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093; Web site: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/phrc/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.