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The Great Journey West: Lewis and Clark Expedition (2002): Video Guide

An educational teaching resource from Dr. Will Pulgarin entitled The Great Journey West: Lewis and Clark Expedition (2002): Video Guide downloadable at Teach Simple.
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History: USA


Grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11





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The Great Journey West: Lewis and Clark Expedition (2002): Video Guide is an educational resource that accentuates a key chapter in American history.

This teaching tool is centered around the Lewis and Clark Expedition, also referred to as Corps of Discovery Expedition. This was a 28-month exploration mission under the guidance of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. The expedition started in the early 19th century, under orders from President Thomas Jefferson with aims of mapping out Louisiana Territory and discovering routes to reach Pacific Ocean.

  • Dates: May 14, 1804 - September 23, 1806

The guide provides insight into:

  • The starting point near St. Louis in Missouri till their successful return back there.
  • Various challenges faced including extreme weather conditions or difficult landscapes; language barriers during interactions with Native tribes etc.

This video guide takes learners through an awe-inspiring documentary depicting how these explorers took part in one of America's most daring expeditions ever. It also includes a complete teacher key which aids educators guiding discussions around various significant topics like:

  1. Louisiana Purchase
  2. Manifest Destiny

The guide can be used flexibly for whole group instruction or within small groups for more focused learning checks. Alternatively, it could be given as homework to enhance self-learning amongst students.

Suitable For Diverse Teaching Styles:

      Type: Activities
      Subject: Social Studies,
      Category: History – USA

This comprehensive guide caters to Grade 7 through 11 students and comes in both student and teacher versions. It also features vibrant clipart by Dandy Doodles that brightens up the resource.

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Resource Tags

Lewis and Clark Exploration American history Westward expansion Louisiana Purchase lewis and clark expedition video

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