Instructions

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This is a TRAVELING BUDDY PROJECT which will last from
September 1, 2012 to June 21, 2013
celebrating the 210th Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Exploration.

Classrooms from all over the USA and Canada are welcome to join. Your classroom will receive a box filled with items to assist you and your class discover more about the Lewis and Clark expedition.

You will have the box to use in your classroom for 3 weeks. During that time your class will participate in a variety of activities, keep a class & individual journals, and aquire a large amount of knowledge about Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery.

Included in the box will be Shoeless and Bark -- two stuffed animals. You are encouraged to send these stuffed animals home with your students to assist them as they journal what they are learning with this project. Be sure to also take a class picture with Shoeless and Bark and send it to Jennifer to post on the gallery page!

Inside the box will also be a CD with different levels of worksheets. Worksheets will consist of coloring pages, crosswords, fill in the blanks, discussion questions, and quizzes.

Just as Lewis and Clark presented gifts to people they met, you too will pass on a "small" gift to the next school you mail the project too. We do not expect this gift to be of any great monetary value but instead something to represent your school (such as a bumpersticker, letter from your class, a piece of artwork you created during the project, etc etc.)

Each day of the project will have a different theme:
Day One: Getting to Know Lewis and Clark & Why They Choose to Explore New Territory
Day Two: Mapping Out Your School
Day Three: Meeting New People, Sacagawea, & Seaman
Day Four: Becoming A Naturalist
Day Five: The Corps of Discovery and Supplies or Indians on the Trail (you choose)

DATES OF PROJECT -- Please note that we are giving every class three weeks and providing one week leeway of travel time. You will be provided with a label to mail your package to the next school (each class is responsible for postage)!

EXTENSIONS -- Classrooms are invited to extend this project by participating in the voice thread or by skyping with other classrooms. Plus also visit the link page for other ways to add ideas to this project.

Each box will contain:
2 stuffed animals (1 dog, 1 cat)
1 notebook information & labels
1 cd of worksheets
2 Lewis and Clark books
Journal
A Gift from the previous school

There is a $10 resource charge to participate in this project and each classroom will need to cover the cost of postage to send the box to the next school..

Registration is now CLOSED for this project.

 

 
   
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