A Voyage of Discovery - Lewis and Clark


Your Name: Kelly Briere

School: PACeS (Prairie Adventist Christian eSchool)

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Published Date: December 9, 2012

Subject(s): Bible, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art

Intended Grade Level(s): Grade 5


Description

In 1804, Lewis and Clark and other members of the Corps of Discovery set out on an expedition to chart and explore the American West. Their discoveries lead them to encounters with various Native nations. Sacagawea, the Native interpreter accompanied Lewis and Clark on many of their adventures. Her presence brought peace amongst the Indian tribes and their new visitors. Lewis and Clark promised the Indians peace and prosperity. Full-color maps of their routes, photographs and illustrations make the adventure come alive for students.

Pathways Theme, Goals, and Skills

  • Reading, Writing, Spelling, Handwriting, Word Study, Grammar, Vocabulary
  • Uses writing process: pre-writes, drafts, revises, edits, and publishes
  • Identify and analyze dates and the passage of time
  • Interpret information from maps
  • Participate in active learning activities and peer review
  • Use technology tools to record information and communicate that knowledge
  • Use Web technology to find information on the Lewis and Clark explorations
  • Develop an understanding of the Native American culture

Faith Integration

During this unit, students will learn about discovery. The Voyage of Discovery, the journey that Lewis and Clark took taught them about exploration and truth. They learned that to find truth you must be willing to search for it. We can compare our spiritual journey to the Voyage of Discovery. Although we can experience trials and tribulations we should never give up. Students will learn to explore their Bibles and find texts that show God's character and discover what it means to be a Christian.

Classroom Management and Decoration

The class will be decorated with bulletin boards, pictures and maps. The students will have access to books, magazines, and websites to find information on Lewis and Clark. The teacher will create an area for students to display their specimen boxes. There will be a trunk of clothes, hats, shoes and props that students will use for their skit of the Lewis and Clark journey of discovery. The teacher can also create a theme board and word wall of words that students will learn during the Lewis and Clark theme. This is important as students learn the vocabulary for the unit.
Here are a list of bulletin board ideas you could try:
1. Journal Bulletin Board - the teacher can create a large example of a journal from the corps of discovery. Get a large piece of plain poster paper and soak it in tea. Then, let it dry and burn the edges to make the paper look old. The journal can be put in the middle of the bulletin board and students will add their journals when they are complete.
2. What to Pack? Bulletin Board - the teacher can create a bulletin board with a large suitcase up on the bulletin board. When students come up with a list of things that Lewis and Clark needed for their journey they can add their list and illustrations to the board.
3. Native American Bulletin Board - a bulletin board can be created to celebrate Native American culture.
4. Lewis and Clark Trail Bulletin Board - The teacher can create a huge map of the journey that Lewis and Clark took. As the unit progresses the students can mark the path with paper footprints showing their journey. Other symbols such as a compass, ship, canoe, tent etc.. can be put on the map showing places they'd been.
5. Bulletin Board Activities Boat and Spyglass - (Pathways Teacher's Resource Book pg. 3)

Books, references, worksheets

  • Unit Book - Lewis and Clark: Opening the American West by Ellen Rodger

  • Pathways - Lewis and Clark:Opening the American West Teacher Lesson Guide 2 - My World and Others

  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233) - Thematic Unit Book

  • Worksheets

  • Graphic Organizers

  • Lewis and Clark Books for research

  • Native American Books and resources

  • Websites

  • Maps

  • Book List

Technology Standards

Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity

  • Model and create opportunities for students to solve problems, reflect, think, plan, create and explore. (Science Discovery Journal)
Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
  • Provide students with various digital tools and resources. The learning environment will fit the learning style of each student.(WebQuests, Software,)
Model Digital Age Work and Learning
  • The teacher will learn new technology tools and teach them to their students. They will learn along with students, peers, parents and other community members to provide the best possible learning environment for the student. (Kidspiration, Creaza, Wordle, Tagxedo, Google Presentation, PowerPoint, Prezi, etc...)
Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
  • Provide opportunities for students to socially interact with others. Teach students safe and ethical technology use. (Community Expedition)
Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
  • The teacher will continue to engage in professional growth and build and develop their technology skills. (Webinars, upgrade with courses, watch tutorials,)

Materials/Hardware/Software

  • Unit Book - Lewis and Clark: Opening the American West by Ellen Rodger
  • Pathways - Lewis and Clark:Opening the American West Teacher Lesson Guide 2 - My World and Others
  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233) - Thematic Unit Book
  • Worksheets
  • Computer, Smart Board, Projector
  • Poster paper and supplies
  • Creately - Great for online drawing and collaboration
  • Computers
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Lewis and Clark Movie - Television with VCR/DVD or Computer/Projector/Smartboard - Every Friday
  • Current Map of USA
  • Chart paper for Week 1-6 Vocabulary words
  • Computer Lab/Printer - Cube Creator
  • Books, Magazines, Websites - Lewis and Clark Timeline Activity

Week 1 - A Voyage of Discovery/The Next Frontier

Activities and Procedures


Bible Activity

1. Discovery - Throughout this unit students will search and discover who God is. Just like Lewis and Clark went on a discovery of their own. Each week have students choose two attributes to study. Students will involve their families in these getting to know God activities. Discover God 4 Kids

Language Arts Activities

1. Introduction - The students will be introduced to the book Lewis and Clark: Opening the American West by Ellen Rodger. The teacher can choose from a list of Pre-Reading Strategies to engage students in the lesson. It is important the the teacher focus on key parts of the book including the - title, author, pictures, vocabulary, text boxes, glossary, index etc..
Technology and Non-technology Resources
2. Guided Reading - Read A Voyage of Discovery with the class (pp. 4-5). As you are reading point out important information, dates and key vocabulary to students. Ask the students questions to check for comprehension.

3. Individual Reading - Have the students continue reading The Next Frontier (pp. 6-9).
4. Vocabulary - Have the students look at pages 4-9 and see if they notice any words in boldface. (colonies, trading companies) Ask them how they can find out what the word means. By looking at how the word is used in the sentence, looking the word up in the dictionary, and by using the glossary.
  1. Make a list of words and definitions from pages 4-9 that may be unfamiliar to the students.
  2. Cut out each word and definition separately.
  3. Give each student a strip of paper with either a word or definition on it.
  4. Ask students to stand up and try and find the person who has the match to his/her word or definition. Students may need to use the dictionary or glossary to find the meaning of the word.
  5. When the students have found their match have them paste the word and definition beside each other on chart paper (Vocabulary Words for Week 1) at the front of the room. As the unit progresses additional vocabulary words will be added for each week.
5. Reading - For students to understand and learn more about The Louisiana Purchase have them read The Louisiana Purchase pages, 5-8 (TCR - 3233). The teacher may decide to have students read individually, with a partner or in a group depending on the student's reading levels. Encourage students to highlight important words and information from the reading.
After the students are finished reading, have them complete the Reading Comprehension Quiz entitled - The Louisiana Purchase (TCR - 3233)
6. Writing - Read to students example journal entries like the ones written by members of the Corps of Discovery. Explain to students that during this unit they will be writing journal entries just like Lewis and Clark did.
Group Activity - Split the students up into groups. Have them complete the Lewis and Clark Journal Activity - Handout #2 or something like it. When they are finished have the groups share their information with the class.
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity
7. Spelling - Introduce the spelling words for Week 1. Students can practice the Spelling words by using games and activities on the Spelling City website or by using the Online Spelling activity to create a word search, alphabetical order, mixed words, or missing letter online or printable activity.
Technology and Non-technology Resources
8. Handwriting - Click on the Spelling City List from above and choose handwriting worksheets. Choose cursive, arrows off, lower, medium, align left. This will create a list of the spelling words for students to practice writing.

Social Studies Activities

1. Louisiana Purchase Scavenger Hunt - Website + Worksheet - Print off the worksheet for students and have the website up on a Smartboard or projector. Have students locate the correct answers from the website. (Education World grants users permission to reproduce this work sheet for educational purposes only)
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity
2. Map Activity - Take a look at the map on page 6 of the theme book from 1803. Have a current map of the United States up on a Smartboard or projected onto a screen. Have students compare the two maps using the compare and contrast worksheet or an alternative. (Pathways Teacher Resource pg. 19)
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity
3. Timeline Activity- Student - Show students examples of different timelines. Explain to students that timelines help us understand history. They also tell us what happened when and how much time went by between events. Tell students that they will be creating a timeline of their own life. Give each student the Timeline Instructions and Checklist worksheet and Rubric (under assessment). Go over the expectations with the students and encourage them to use the checklist as they are creating their project. Hand out poster paper to each student.
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity
4. Movie - Show the students a portion of a Lewis and Clark Documentary or movie of your choice. This would be a great activity so that students can see a visual representation of the Lewis and Clark expedition. This could be an end of the week activity for each of the 6 weeks (Friday).
Possible Selections include: (Please Preview before showing)

Teacher Preparation

  1. Print off worksheets, pre-reading activities, journals, and the reading comprehension quizzes for students.
  2. Have projector and Smartboard/screen ready for Language Arts and Social Studies activities
  3. Introduce new word wall or theme board words from week 1 and add them to the list
  4. Have poster paper, markers and supplies ready for use
  5. Have chart paper ready for Vocabulary words for Week 1
  6. Have Lewis and Clark movie, television with VCR/DVD or Computer/Projector/Smartboard ready for Friday's activity

Student Preparation

  1. Familiarize themselves with parts of a book - title, glossary, author, sub-headings, index etc....
  2. Be able to compare and contrast two maps
  3. Use a computer
  4. Have markers and pencil crayons

Differentiated Instruction

Process and Product
  1. Reading Strategies - choose from a list of strategies to accommodate different learning styles.
  2. Reading - Students may read individually, with a partner or in a group.
  3. Reading Comprehension Quiz can be given as a worksheet or given orally by the teacher.
  4. Map Activity - students can use a printable graphic organizer or do one on the computer.
  5. The timeline project may be presented in various ways: PowerPoint, Google Presentation, Cartoon Strip (Creaza, BitStrips), Oral Presentation,Speech, Brochure, Story Board Worksheet (to plan story) + Digital Storytelling - Story Board Template>


Multiple Intelligences

  1. Interpersonal - reading with a partner, groups discussions, completing activities with a partner or group
  2. Intrapersonal - graphic organizers, handwriting
  3. Linguistic - grammar, chapter reading, journal,spelling tests, vocabulary, KWL chart
  4. Spatial - illustrations, bulletin board, pictures, books, magazines, organizers, chart paper, colored markers

Assessment/Evaluation

Louisiana Purchase Websites



Week 2 - Lewis and Clark/Getting Ready


Activities/Procedures


Bible Activity

1. Friendship - Lewis and Clark became friends as did many of the members of The Corps of Discovery. Talk to students about their own friendships and what makes a good friend. Each week read a devotional from Friendship Deeds from A to Z and discuss the questions. Students can also read these on their own time.

Language Arts Activities

1. Guided Reading -Read Lewis and Clark with the class (pp. 10-11). Ask the students questions to check for comprehension.
2. Individual Reading - Have the students continue reading Getting Ready (pp. 12-13).
3. Class Discussion + Activity - After the students have finished reading with their partner discuss with students some of the items that Lewis bought to trade with the American Indians. Continue the discussion by asking students if they have ever gone on a trip. What types of items might they take on a trip and why? Would the weather determine what they would pack to take on their trip? Would the type of transportation determine how much or how little they would take with them?
Activity - Have the students choose a partner and begin brainstorming items they would need if they were going on an expedition. Students will make a list and share their list with the class. After everyone has shared, the teacher can put the students lists up on the What to Pack? bulletin board along with any illustrations the students have made. What to Pack? - Quiz - Students can complete the What to Pack Quiz? There is an online and printable version of this quiz. (See Assessment/Evaluation)
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity
4. Vocabulary - Have the students look at pages 10-13 and see if they notice any words in boldface. (planter, Revoluntionary War, militia, marksman, poled) Ask them how they can find out what the word means. By looking at how the word is used in the sentence, looking the word up in the dictionary, and by using the glossary. Have the students find the meanings to these words in the glossary. Add these words and definitions to the chart paper vocabulary list for week 2.
Technology Resources for this activity
5. Reading - Put the students into groups of 4 or 5 students. Hand out the Lewis and Clark Expedition - The Members of the Corps of Discovery reading pages 12-14. Encourage the students to highlight important information during the reading. Have the students take turns reading the information. This activity is taken from - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)
6. Writing Activity 1 - Students will write a biography of one of the members of the Corps of Discovery. The teacher will provide a list for students. For this activity have students use the Cube Creator from the Read Write Think Website. (ReadWriteThink materials may be reproduced for educational purposes). The students will first print off the planning sheet and fill in the required information before creating their cube. This will save time if there are limited computers in the classroom. When the students have finished creating their cube they simply print the cube and assemble it. The teacher can use the Biography Rubric to assess the student's work. (See Assessment)
Writing Activity 2 - Becoming a Famous Person Project pg. 36-37 - This activity is taken from - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233) Project may be modified for a Grade 5 classroom.

7. Spelling - Introduce the spelling words for Week 2. Have students create a Wordle or Tagxedo using their spelling words for this week. Students can also practice the Spelling words by using games and activities on the Spelling City website.
Technology and Non-technology Resources
8. Handwriting - Click on the Spelling City List from above and choose handwriting worksheets. Choose cursive, arrows off, lower, medium, align left. This will create a list of the spelling words for students to practice writing.

9. Grammar - Introduce students to Introductory Phrases - (Pathways Teacher Resource pg. 23)
Technology Resources

Math Activities

1. The students will locate the Lewis and Clark Trail on a map and calculate the distance they traveled.
2. Students can make a list of supplies and add up the amount that they would need for the expedition.
Technology Resources for this activity

Science Activity

1. Specimen Box - Lewis and Clark came across various plants and animals on their journey. Students will begin preparing for this activity by making a specimen box and collecting online specimens to add to their box. Specimen Box - Interactive Activity
Students could also create a Specimen box made out of a shoebox in which they could put different things they collect as they explore throughout the unit.

Social Studies Activities

1. Go West With Lewis and Clark Website + Worksheet - Print off the worksheet for students and have students go to the website during computer lab time. Because students are searching for the answers they will need access to more than one computer. Students can pair up if necessary for this activity. Have students locate the correct answers from the website. (Education World grants users permission to reproduce this work sheet for educational purposes only)
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity

2. Timeline Activity 1 - Students have been introduced to timelines by creating their own from Week 1. Discuss with students what they have observed from the pages they have read in the book so far. The teacher may choose to have students fill in dates from the theme book or add other important dates from additional books and websites. Have students begin working on the early dates of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This activity will continue throughout the unit. (See Timeline Rubric under Assessment/Evaluation).
Technology Resources
Timeline Activity 2 - Time Line pg. 34-35. Students will find 10 dates to add to the given timeline. - This activity is taken from - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)
Timeline Activity 3 - Lewis and Clark Timeline with Online Journal Questions - Students can use this timeline with online journal question which can be printed or emailed to the teacher.
2. Movie - Show the students a portion of a Lewis and Clark Documentary or movie of your choice. (Friday Activity - See Week 1)

Teacher Preparation

  1. Print off worksheets for students.
  2. Have projector and Smartboard ready for various activities.
  3. Have chart paper ready for Vocabulary words for Week 2.
  4. Friday - Have Lewis and Clark Movie, TV with VCR/DVD or Computer/Projector/Smartboard ready.
  5. Book the Computer Lab for the Social Studies activity - Go West with Lewis and Clark.
  6. Be familiar with the various Timeline activities and software and choose one to use.
  7. Inform students that they will need a shoebox for the Specimen box activity. Have supplies ready to decorate boxes.

Student Preparation

  1. Students should know how to use a computer and find a web address.
  2. Students need to have scissors, markers, tape etc... for the specimen box activity.
  3. Students should be familiar with how to look up a word in a dictionary or glossary.
  4. Students will need to have a shoebox and decide how to decorate their Specimen Box for collecting later in the unit.

Differentiated Instruction

Process and Product
  1. Timeline - Students can choose from three different timeline activities. Create an interactive timeline, timeline worksheet add 10 more dates, and Lewis and Clark Timeline with online journal questions.
  2. Writing - Students can choose from two writing activities - a biography of a member of The Corps of Discovery or do the Becoming a Famous Person activity.
  3. Reading - Students can choose to read individually or in a group.
  4. Specimen Box - students can choose to create an online specimen box or make one out of a shoebox for collecting things later in the unit.
  5. Spelling - Students will create a Wordle or Tagxedo to list their spelling words.

Multiple Intelligences

  1. Logical-Mathematical - math activities and calculations, making a list of supplies
  2. Intrapersonal - specimen box, brainstorming - what to pack
  3. Spatial - decorate a specimen box, cube-creator,
  4. Linguistic - reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar activities

Assessment/Evaluation

Lewis and Clark - Websites

Lewis and Clark - Games



Week 3 - Up the Missouri/Over the Mountains

Activities/Procedures

Bible Activity

1. Courage - Discuss with students the courage that Lewis and Clark must have had to go on such an expedition. Ask students to think about any Bible characters who showed this kind of courage. Have students compare Lewis and Clark to a Bible character of their choice by using a Venn Diagram. The teacher may want to introduce this activity by talking about Joshua and Caleb.
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity

Language Arts Activities

1. Guided Reading - Read Up the Missouri with the class (pp.14-15). Have students take a look at the map on page 14. Discuss the route the Lewis and Clark Expedition took to get to the Pacific Ocean. Individual Reading - Have the students choose a partner and read Over the Mountains (pp.16-17).
2. Vocabulary - After the students have finished reading ask them to take a look back at pages 14-17 and locate some bold faced words (current, moccasins, mouth) or other words that may be unfamiliar to them. Ask students to read the words in a sentence. The teacher will add these words and their definitions to the chart paper list for Week 3. Ask students - Does reading the word in the sentence help clarify what the word means? What are some other ways you can find out what the word means? Dictionary, glossary etc... Have students choose 2 words and find the definitions to those words. Provide students with a variety of Vocabulary Graphic Organizers to fill in their information.
Technology and Non-technology Resources
3. Writing - Journal Writing - Have students write a journal entry by pretending they are one of the members of the Corps of Discovery. Use the Journal Writing worksheet on page 23. This activity is taken from - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)
Technology Resources for this activity
4. Spelling - Introduce the spelling words for Week 3. Create or have students type their spelling list and write each word 3 times for extra practice using the Spelling Word List. Students can also practice the Spelling words by using games and activities on the Spelling City website.
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity
5. Handwriting - Click on the Spelling City List from above and choose handwriting worksheets. Choose cursive, arrows off, lower, medium, align left. This will create a list of the spelling words for students to practice writing.

6. Grammar - Introduce students to Interjections - (Pathways Teacher Resource pg. 29)
Technology Resources for this activity

Science Activity

1. Keeping a Science and Discovery Journal - Students will write a paragraph describing the prairie dog, keep a nature journal and observe plants and animals, write a journal entry everyday and sketch and describe animal tracks. This activity is taken from pg. 28 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity

Social Studies Activities

1. Timeline - Students will add more dates to their timelines. Review with students the timeline rubric so that students are aware of what is required.
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity
2. Brochure/Travel Guide - Have students create a brochure/travel guide of their community, a place they have not been to before, or a location of their choice. Students can include a map, pictures, text and titles.
3. Community Expedition - Take students on an expedition in their community. Have students record their observations of what they see, hear, smell etc... What types of plants, animals or trees do they see?
4. Movie - Show the students a portion of a Lewis and Clark Documentary or movie of your choice. (Friday Activity - See Week 1)

Teacher Preparation

  1. Introduce students to the story of Joshua and Caleb from the Bible.
  2. Be comfortable with using an Interactive Venn Diagram in order to teach the students how to use it.
  3. Have Journals ready to show the students for the writing activity.
  4. Send how permission forms for the Community Expedition.
  5. Have brochures and travel guides for students to look at.
  6. Print off worksheets for students.
  7. Have projector and Smartboard ready for various activities.
  8. Have chart paper ready for Vocabulary words for Week 3.
  9. Friday - Have Lewis and Clark Movie, TV with VCR/DVD or Computer/Projector/Smartboard ready.
  10. Introduce students to the story of Joshua and Caleb from the Bible.

Student Preparation

  1. Students should be familiar with the story of Joshua and Caleb from the Bible.
  2. Students should know how a Venn Diagram works and create an Interactive one.
  3. Students must know how to use a computer.
  4. Have proper clothing for the outdoor Community Expedition.

Differentiated Instruction

Process and Product
  1. Bible Activity - Courage - the students can choose which type of graphic organizer to use to compare. Some are Interactive, while others are printable.
  2. Reading - students can read individually, with a partner or in a group.

  3. Vocabulary - students can choose from various graphic organizers to record two spelling words and their definitions.
  4. Science Discovery Journal - the students will keep notes each day on what they discover during Week 3. The teacher can have students present this information in a number of ways - PowerPoint, Google Presentation,etc..
  5. Brochure/Travel Guide - students can create their brochure on the computer or by hand. Students can also present their brochure and information in a number of ways - Prezi, Animoto, etc...

Multiple Intelligences

  1. Bodily-Kinesthetic - community expedition
  2. Spatial - design a brochure, illustrations for journal entry
  3. Intrapersonal - Science Discovery Journal, Timeline, writing a journal entry
  4. Interpersonal - group activities, reading,
  5. Linguistic - spelling, vocabulary, grammar activities

Assessment/Evaluation

Websites



Week 4 - Sacagawea/Life on the trail


Activities/Procedures

Language Arts Activities

1. Guided Reading - Read Sacagawea with the class (pp.18-19). After reading pages 18-19 discuss with students ways in which Sacagawea helped the Corps of Discovery during their expedition. Individual Reading - Have the students choose a partner and read Life on the Trail (pp.20-21). After the students have finished reading discuss the recipe on page 21. Ask students if they think the recipe has changed from the original. Sacagawea prepared Jerusalem Artichokes for the Corps of Discovery when food ran low. Discuss with students how Sacagawea might have learned to prepare them. Students will come to the conclusion that she learned from someone showing her how to do it. Ask students if there are any special recipes that have been passed down in their family. Have the recipes changed over time?
2. Writing/Art - Have the students find a recipe from their family that has been passed down through the generations. Each student will write out the recipe and decorate it according to it's theme. Then, students will share the recipe with the class. The recipes can be made into a classroom recipe book that students can take home.
Technology Resources for this activity
3. Spelling - Introduce the spelling words for Week 4. Create or have students create a word shapes worksheet using their spelling list for this week. Students can also practice the Spelling words by using games and activities on the Spelling City website.
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity
4. Handwriting - Click on the Spelling City List from above and choose handwriting worksheets. Choose cursive, arrows off, lower, medium, align left. This will create a list of the spelling words for students to practice writing. Choose from the "b" lists as a review of the sounds.
5. Vocabulary - In this section of the book there is only one bold faced word (court martialed). Have students look up this word in the glossary. What does the word mean? Ask students to look for other words that are unfamiliar to them. Add these words and their definitions to the vocabulary list for week 4.
6. Reading - Put the students into groups of 4 or 5 students. Hand out the Lewis and Clark Expedition reading pages 9-11. Encourage the students to highlight important information during the reading. Have the students take turns reading the information. This activity is taken from - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)
7. Grammar - Introduce students to Direct and Indirect Quotations and Abbreviations - (Pathways Teacher Resource pg. 34 and 40)
Technology Resources for this activity
Direct and Indirect Quotations
Rags to Riches Game: Quotation Marks
Quiz on using Quotation Marks
Abbreviations
List of Abbreviations - Oxford English Dictionary
Abbreviation Practice Games - Wordweb, Jigword, Matchword, or Speedword
Abbreviations Quiz

Science Activities

1. Studying Leaves - students will collect and study leaves just like Meriwether Lewis did on the expedition. This activity is take from pg. 29 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)
2. Flower Power - students will collect and study flowers, just like Lewis did. This activity is take from pg. 30 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)

Technology Resources for Science Activities

Math Activities

1. Graphing - Have students make a chart of the leaves they have collected. Have them count the number of leaves and display this information on a bar graph, line graph or graph of their choice. Students may also want to graph the leaves by colors.
Technology Resources for Science Activities

Social Studies Activities

1. Timeline - Students will add more dates to their timelines.
2. Map - After the students have finished reading pages 9-11 from the Lewis and Clark Expedition reading, have them complete The Journey of Lewis and Clark worksheet on pg.19. Students will match the correct number on the map of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with the event that is described. This activity is taken from - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)
Technology and Non-technology Resources for Science Activities
2. Movie - Show the students a portion of a Lewis and Clark Documentary or movie of your choice. (Friday Activity - See Week 1)

Teacher Preparation

  1. Have the Jerusalem Artichoke Recipe up on the screen or Smartboard. Have other recipes for students to look at.
  2. Tell students that they will need to look for a family recipe that they will share with the class.
  3. Provide supplies to decorate the recipe.
  4. Collect the recipes and create a book for everyone in the class to take home.
  5. Be prepared to take students outside to collect various leaves, flowers and other specimens.
  6. Print off worksheets for students.
  7. Have projector and Smartboard ready for various activities.
  8. Have chart paper ready for Vocabulary words for Week 4.
  9. Friday - Have Lewis and Clark Movie, TV with VCR/DVD or Computer/Projector/Smartboard ready.

Student Preparation

  1. Students will need to find a family recipe to bring to school to share.
  2. Students will need to have their Specimen Box ready to collect things outside.
  3. Students must be prepared for the weather and wear proper clothing.
  4. Students should be familiar with making charts and graphs.

Differentiated Instruction

Process and Product
  1. Recipe - students can write or type out the recipe.
  2. Reading - students can read individually, in partners, in a group or with the teacher.
  3. Math - Graph/Chart - students will record their final information on a bar graph, line graph or pie chart.

Multiple Intelligences

  1. Naturalistic - learning about plants and animals (Science), studying leaves, recording observations
  2. Visual/Spatial - creating a recipe with a decorative border, journal pictures, specimen box,
  3. Intrapersonal - keep a science and discovery journal, word shapes,
  4. Interpersonal - partner reading, reading in groups and discussion,

Assessment/Evaluation

  • Have students complete The Lewis and Clark Expedition Quiz on pg. 16. This activity is taken from - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)
  • Lewis and Clark Expansion Unit Test

Websites

Sacagawea
Expedition Facts and Stories
Sacagawea - The Exploration
The West
Lewis and Clark - Sacagawea
The Native Americans
American Indians
Lewis and Clark Barter with the Native Americans


Week 5 - Homeward Bound/American Indians


Activities/Procedures

Language Arts Activities

1. Guided Reading - Read Homeward Bound with the class (pp.22-23). Hold a discussion with the class about how Lewis and Clark must have felt as they were heading home from the expedition. Possible Questions to ask might be: How do you think Lewis and Clark and the other members of expedition felt after seeing the crowds waiting to welcome them home?
2. Writing - Have students brainstorm a list of things that they think Lewis wrote about in his letter to President Jefferson. After students are finished writing have them pretend they are Meriwether Lewis and write a letter describing the journey.
Technology and Non-technology Resources for this activity
  1. Parts of the Friendly Letter Handout - Description
  2. Letter-Writing Guide - Pre-Writing Activity
  3. Friendly Letter Checklist - Before, During and After Writing
  4. Revising/Editing Friendly Letter - Peer Evaluation
3. Individual Reading - Have the students choose a partner and read American Indians (pp.24-25).
4. Vocabulary - After the students have finished reading ask them to take a look back at pages 22-25 and locate unfamiliar words. Ask students to read the words in a sentence. The teacher will add these words and their definitions to the chart paper list for Week 5.
- The teacher may want to add additional vocabulary terms to the weekly lists. See the Glossary of Terms - pg. 44 - This activity is taken from The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)
5. Reading Comprehension - After the students are done reading talk about the American Indian groups. Have the students use a Comparison Chart or Venn Diagram to compare Plains Indians with Coastal Indians.
Technology Resources for this activity
6. Grammar - Introduce students to the rules for writing titles (Pathways Teachers Resource pg. 44)
Technology Resources for this activity
Rules for Titles of books, magazines etc..
Rules for Underlining

Social Studies Activities

1. Timeline - Students will add more dates to their timelines.
2. Social Studies + Art Activity - Build a Model of a Pirogue or Dugout Canoe, Raft or Flatboat, Fort Mandan or Fort Clatsop - pg 42. The teacher might want to put students into groups who choose to build a model of Fort Mandan or Fort Clatsop as it will be a more extensive project. This activity is taken from - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)
3. Movie - Show the students a portion of a Lewis and Clark Documentary or movie of your choice. (Friday Activity - See Week 1)

Teacher Preparation

  1. Display on the Smartboard how to write a friendly letter and walk students through the steps
  2. Have materials ready for students to build a pirogue, dugout canoe, raft or flatboat, Fort Mandan or Fort Clatsop
  3. Make sure there are books, magazines and resources for students to familiarize themselves with a pirogue, dugout canoe, etc....
  4. Print off worksheets for students.
  5. Have projector and Smartboard ready for various activities.
  6. Have chart paper ready for Vocabulary words for Week 5.
  7. Friday - Have Lewis and Clark Movie, TV with VCR/DVD or Computer/Projector/Smartboard ready.

Student Preparation

  1. Students should understand how to write a friendly letter.
  2. Students should know how to use a Comparison Chart or Venn Diagram to compare American Indian groups.
  3. Students will need to gather materials for their project.
  4. Students will need to know how to use a computer to find research.

Differentiated Instruction

Process and Product
  1. Friendly Letter - students will write their friendly letter using one of the Interactive websites or by using the printable template.
  2. Reading Comprehension - students can work on this activity with a partner, individually or with the teacher.
  3. Social Studies - students can plan out their model by drawing it or by writing out the instructions for building it.
  4. Reading Comprehension - students will record their information on a Venn Diagram or Compare and Contrast Map
  5. Social Studies - students will build a model of a Pirogue or Dugout Canoe, Raft or Flatboat, Fort Mandan or Fort Clatsop

Multiple Intelligences

  1. Linguistic - making a list, writing friendly letter
  2. Intrapersonal - Venn Diagram/Compare and Constrast Map, plan how to build a model
  3. Spatial - build a model
  4. Interpersonal - class discussions, group reading,

Assessment/Evaluation

Websites

Lewis and Clark Going Home
The Journey


Week 6 - After the Expedition/The Legacy


Activities/Procedure

Language Arts Activities

1. Guided Reading - Read After the Expedition with the class (pp.28-29). Discuss the lives of Lewis and Clark after the expedition. Bring the students attention to the dates indicated on the right of page 29. Why are these dates important? Individual Reading - Have the students read The Legacy on pp. 30-31 with a partner.
As the students are reading have them make a list of things that happened after the Lewis and Clark expedition.
2. Writing - The students will be writing a newspaper article about one of the Lewis and Clark adventures. Discuss with the class what a news article should look like. Provide example newspaper articles for students to look at. Show the class the news story website. Create a news story as a class so that students know what is expected for this assignment. After the story has been created have students begin the planning worksheet and begin writing their news story.
Technology and Non-Technology Resources for this activity
3. Reader's Theater (Homecoming) - The class will take part in a Reader's Theater about the Lewis and Clark expedition homecoming. Characters include: Narrator, Captain Lewis, George Drouillard, Cameahwait, and Sacagawea. Other students in the class can be by standers or additional parts may be included. (See pages 31-33 in The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources - TCR - 3233)
4. Vocabulary - Have the students look at pages 28-31 and see if they notice any words in boldface (governor, superintendent, Indian Affairs, reservations). Have students look up these words using a dictionary. What does the word mean? Have students use a two-column chart to record the word and the definition. Ask students to look for other words that are unfamiliar to them. Add these words and their definitions to the vocabulary list for week 6.
Technology Resources for this activity

Social Studies

1. Timeline - Students will add the final dates to their timelines and complete them.
2. Movie - Finish the movie. (Friday Activity - See Week 1)

Music / Social Studies / Language Arts / Science - Final Project and End of Unit Activities

1. Final Project - Lewis and Clark: A WebQuest about Change

Introduce students to the WebQuest they will be taking part in for their final project. Explain to students that the activities in this WebQuest are listed according to multiple intelligences. Talk to them about multiple intelligences. Have students take the online test or activity of your choice to learn more about their multiple intelligence. This activity can be done in a computer lab so that students can print off their results when they are finished.
Process - Choose partners to work on this activity that have a similar multiple intelligence. Each group of partners will complete the Partner 1 and 2 Research Guide. Have each partner do a peer evaluation of their partners work. Then, have the partners choose an activity to complete. These activities are centered around the following multiple intelligences - Musical, Linguistic, Intrapersonal, Interpersonal - Bodily Kinesthetic, and Spatial. See Assessment/Evaluation for some Rubrics for the final project. Rubistar can be used to make additional rubrics for the final project activities.
Technology and Non-Technology Resources for this activity

2. Western History Day - End of Unit Activity

Create a Western History Day at the end of the unit. Students can wear costumes, eat Western type food and enjoy various centers. These centers may include:
  • Native American Homes and Villages
  • Building Forts
  • Frontier Games
  • Map Making
  • Model Pirogue, Raft, or Flatboat

This activity is taken from pages 40-41 - The Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Louisiana Purchase - Teacher Created Resources (TCR - 3233)

Teacher Preparation

  1. Have newspaper articles for students to look at.
  2. Choose characters for the Reader's Theater.
  3. Book the computer lab for the final project.
  4. Provide costumes for Western History Day.
  5. Print off worksheets for students.
  6. Have projector and Smartboard ready for various activities.
  7. Have chart paper ready for Vocabulary words for Week 6.
  8. Friday - Have Lewis and Clark Movie, TV with VCR/DVD or Computer/Projector/Smartboard ready

Student Preparation

  1. Make a costume for the skit or Western History Day.
  2. Be prepared to hand in their completed timeline and other requested work from the teacher.
  3. Use a computer to research and be able to print - WebQuest.
  4. Students should be able to use an online dictionary and build their own dictionary.

Differentiated Instruction

Process and Product
  1. WebQuest - students will follow the steps in the WebQuest and choose which activity they would like to complete.
  2. Newspaper Article - students will follow the letter writing process: pre-writes, drafts, revises, edits, and publishes
  3. Newspaper Article - students can write their final work on a printable newspaper template or Interactive one.
  4. Reader's Theater - students can work in groups and video tape their final project, skype to another class who is learning about Lewis and Clark, or create an interview type activity.

Multiple Intelligences

  1. Bodily-Kinesthetic - Reader's Theater or Skit, Final Project - Talk Show, Puppet Show
  2. Musical - Compose a song or poem
  3. Linguistic - Write a "How to Guide"
  4. Intrapersonal - Create a journal, create your own activity
  5. Spatial - Create a map, design a costume,
  6. Interpersonal - Talk Show, Puppet, Show, Reader's Theater or Skit

Assessment/Evaluation

Websites - End of Unit Activities

Jeopardy - Lewis and Clark - Super Teacher Tools - Fun Activity (Play as a class to finish off the unit)
Interactive Timeline - Students can see how much they know about the Lewis and Clark timeline (click on Student Activity)


Credits