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Lewis and Clark and the Native Americans

Lewis and Clark: The Journey West

Return to Meet the Corps of Discovery: The Members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

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Subjects

Social Studies
  • History
    • U.S. History

Grades

  • 6-8
  • 9-12

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Brief Description

Students learn how the Lewis and Clark Expedition impacted Native American tribes.

Objectives

Students will

  • practice using maps as they identify various names given to geographic landmarks.
  • work in groups to complete a map, brainstorm ideas, and report their findings.
  • explore issues related to the impact of the Lewis and Clark expedition on the area explored.
  • practice Internet research skills.

Keywords

Lewis and Clark, Native, Lakota, Louisiana Purchase, Native American, Indian

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

  • student activity sheet (provided) showing a map of the Lakota territories explored by Lewis and Clark (one for each student))
  • several copies of a United States road atlas that includes topographical features (or a topographical map of the United States that includes political boundaries)
  • computers with Internet access

Lesson Plan

For the complete lesson, go to PBSs Lewis and Clark lesson plan page. This is lesson #6.

Assessment

Provide students with a rubric to assess each group's performance. You may wish to evaluate students on their participation, the neatness and accuracy of their maps, and the ideas generated by their group in the class discussions.

Lesson Plan Source

PBS

National Standards

SOCIAL SCIENCES: Geography

SOCIAL SCIENCES: U.S. History

Click here to return to the Lewis and Clark lesson plan page.

Click here to find lesson plans about other events and eras in history.

01/24/2003

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