Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Introducing Lewis and Clark

We have started learning about Lewis and Clark and the rest of the "Corps of Discovery".
This is a history unit that lends itself well to a variety of other subjects.
Since Lewis and Clark were exploring unmapped areas of the Western United States, they had to make their own map. This is a perfect time to introduce map reading and drawing, so that is one of the things we will be doing over the next couple weeks.
Lewis and Clark were also asked to record new plants and animals they discovered along the way and to collect samples whenever possible. We will be observing the plants and animals in our area.
Another part of their mission, was to establish friendly relations with the Native Americans that they met, so we will be able to return to some of the Native American books we used earlier in the school year.

Here are the books we will be using over the next two weeks:

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School House Rock: "Elbow Room" Video, which sings about Lewis and Clark



Here are some Lewis and Clark themed on-lines games:


http://www.nps.gov/archive/jeff/lewisclark2/activities&kids/Games/Games.htm



National Geographic also has a Lewis and Clark Expedition on-line game:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/

Even the U.S. Mint has a Lewis and Clark activity page:

http://www.usmint.gov/KIDS/games/lewisClarkAdventure/

2 comments:

alessandrastarr said...

I don't know if you have seen it, but Sacagawea, and Lewis and Clark, were in Night at the Museum.

Crescent Moon said...

Oh, yeah. We own that movie, but I had forgotten That they were part of it. Thanks!

Crafty Crow