Schedule

Day One:
Getting to Know Lewis and Clark &
Why They Were Chosen to Explore New Territory
Today's Objective:
Students will be introduced to Lewis and Clark, Thomas Jefferson, The Louisiana Purchase, The Unexplored United States, & skills they might need on the expedition

Task of the Day:
Students will work on provided worksheets in order to gain a better understanding of Lewis and Clark.

Written Journal Question of the Day:
If you had to decide TODAY which friend you would take on a long trip with you, who would you choose and why.

Shoeless and Bark Blog Question:
What is the name of your school? Where is it located? What is the nearest MAJOR city? What is your nearest famous landmark??


Day Two:
Mapping Out Your School
Today's Objective:
Students will learn about mapping skills, create a legend, and being detail oriented.

Task of the Day:
Your entire class will create a map of your school. You may work in small groups to create certain areas or journey around your school and create 1 large map. Students will need to be introduced to creating a legend.

Written Journal Question of the Day:
Why was it important for the Corps of Discovery to create a map of their trip?

Shoeless and Bark Blog Question:
How many classrooms are at your school? What is the name of your principal?? Why was your school named what it is named??

Day Three:
Meeting New People, Sacagawea, & Seaman

Today's Objective:
Students will become acquainted with Sacagawea, Seaman, York, and other members of the Corps of Discovery. They will understand that each member had skills which would benefit the entire group.

Task of the Day:
Your entire class will wander around your school campus and meet 5 people. You will ask each person a series of 5 questions and then present them with a small token of appreciation of their time. (For the younger students, you might wish to invite 5 people to come into your classroom.)

Journal Question of the Day:
What are 3 reasons you think made Lewis take a dog with him on this trip?

Shoeless and Bark Blog Question:
How long has your teacher taught at this school? What is your teacher's favorite subject to teach and why? Does your class have any pets? What are they and what are their names?

Day Four:
Becoming A Naturalist

Today's Objective:
Students will understand that one of the jobs of the Corps of Discovery was to identify new plants, trees, and flowers they discovered on their trip. Older students can be introduced to the fact that certain plants can only grow in certain areas. (ie -- Redwoods do not grow in Missouri)
**You might wish to show parts of the movie "Master and Commander" when they journey to the Galapagos to gather new species.

Task of the Day:
Gather, draw, and identify flowers, plants, and trees you have on your school campus.

Journal Question of the Day:
Both Lewis and Clark learned skills while they were children that helped them on this trip. What are two skills you are learning now which will help you when you grow up?

Shoeless and Bark Blog Question:
What are some plants that grow around your school? Are these plants able to grow anywhere or are they grown only in certain areas?? What are some trees that grow around your school? Are these trees able to grow anywhere or are they only grown in certain areas.


Day Five:
The Corps of Discovery and Supplies
or

Indians on the Trail (you choose)

Today's Objective:
Students will gain understanding on items which were necessary to take on the expedition. Students will be introduced to the different
methods of travel used.
OR
Students will gain understanding on the different Indian Tribes encountered on the trip and the importance of establishing communication with them.

Task of the Day:
Students will create spreadsheets (or flow charts) determining the cost of supplies if Lewis and Clark were to travel today.
OR
Students will identify 3 of the tribes met on the expedition and compare and contrast them.

Journal Question of the Day:
If you were invited to go on a long journey, what 3 items would you take on your trip and why??

Shoeless and Bark Blog Question:
Does your classroom have daily jobs to be done by students?? What are these jobs and how is it decided which student performs which job?? Are there any favorite jobs??? What jobs do you need that you don't have??

 
   
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