ERIC Number: ED480605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Documenting the Uncharted Northwest. Teaching with Historic Places.
Campbell-Page, Theresa; Chin, Mike
Beginning a journey mid-May 1804, what became known as the Corps of Discovery, under the command of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, set out to investigate the newly acquired Louisiana Territory, locate a water route to the Pacific Ocean, and strengthen U.S. claims to the northwest. The 55-member group navigated a variety of terrains and endured hardships, successes, and discoveries. This lesson plan is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration files for "Fort Clatsop National Memorial,""Lemhi Pass,""Lolo Trail," and other sources. The lesson can be used in units on 19th-century westward expansion and U.S. and Native American Indian relations. It is divided into eight sections: (1) "About This Lesson"; (2) "Getting Started: Inquiry Question"; (3)"Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; (4) "Locating the Site: Maps (United States in 1800, United States in 1810, Lewis and Clark Trail)"; (5) "Determining the Facts: Readings (Corps of Discovery, Lemhi Pass and Lolo Trail, Wintering on the West Coast, Lemhi Shoshone and Coastal tribes); (6) "Visual Evidence: Images" (Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1814; Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1958; Jefferson Peace Medal; Fort Clatsop; Salt Works; Shoshone Smoking Pipe; Fern Leaf); (7) "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Legacy of Lewis and Clark, American Indians, Power of the Pen, Creating maps); and (8) "Supplementary Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Enrichment, Geography, Historic Sites, National Standards, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/108lewisclark/108lewisclark.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.