Lewis and Clark Expedition
Lewis and Clark Expedition: Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the exploration of the Louisiana Territory

Digital, 1:1, Interactive, Social Studies learning!

Aim: What did Lewis and Clark discover on their expedition? Why was their exploration of the Louisiana territory important?

Included in this product:
• Cover Page
• Student-centered situational Do Now question
• Goals and Lewis and Clark's Expedition Outline
• The Louisiana Purchase and the Route of Lewis and Clark map with scaffolding questions
• Lewis and Clark Explore the Louisiana Territory reading passage with scaffolding graphic organizer outlining the goals, challenges, and effects of the Lewis and Clark expedition
• Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question
• Answer Key for Teachers

Students will analyze the close-reading passages to understand the goals and effects of the expedition of Lewis and Clark. Students will also predict and decide what will happen as a result of the expedition.

Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, creating arguments with evidence

Differentiation: cooperative {students may work in pairs/groups according to teacher's discretion for questions and graphic organizers}; students argue their opinions and make predictions using relevant examples and details from the lesson and their knowledge of social studies

Louisiana Purchase map by KERRI'S ART CORNER
Lewis and Clark Clip Art by Educlips
Digital Papers by Ashley Hughes
KG Fonts

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For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Created: Nov 7, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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