LEWIS AND CLARK
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Working in teams, students retrace Lewis and Clark's route on a map as they "earn miles" by learning facts about the expedition and practicing cross-curricular skills.
Sample activities include deciding what supplies to take, making a speech to Congress requesting funding, learning sign language, building a model of Fort Mandan, mapping Native American tribes, making a rainstick, keeping an expedition journal, and cataloguing plants and animals. While the student guides prepare group members for rotating roles in the Corps of Discovery, the teacher’s guide provides daily objectives, procedures, reproducible handouts, and answer keys. The simulation may be run in its entirety across 15 class periods, or adapted to fit as few as five.