Exhausting, Exciting Expeditions!

Target Student Group:
5th Grade | Social Studies/History

1.) The teacher will give students the MyMaps link marking some of the points throughout Lewis and Clark’s expedition. They should remind them that each marker is numbered, so they need to go in numerical order from 1 to 15.
2.) Let students know they will need to explore, read, and take notes on what they learn from the Map so that they can complete Google Forms Quiz at the end.
3.) Give students the link to the Google Form and let them know they can look back at the Map and work with others to fill it out.
For Groups: Give students autonomy – let them decide whether they want to work together or with a partner(s). Preferably no more than three.

After you’re finished exploring, reading, and taking notes, please work on the Google Form Quiz below! Please let me know if you have any questions! 🙂

Lesson Goals:
– As 5th graders wrap up the Native Americans Unit, they will be able to add on to their knowledge about them by learning more about Lewis and Clark’s expeditions and interactions.
– By exploring and reading the markers on the Map, students can learn more about the struggles Lewis and Clark faced, along with the impact they had on our knowledge of various animal and plant specimens and geographical areas (Louisiana, Mississippi River, and the Pacific Ocean).

Featured Image by Kalen Emsley on Unsplash
Information Source: https://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/lewis-and-clark

One Reply to “Exhausting, Exciting Expeditions!”

  1. Excellent mashup of two google tools – MyMaps and Forms. The map is well illustrated and filled with engaging insights about the explorers, journey and the native peoples they encountered. The map magnifies the enormity of the journey and geo-locates key events and information. Your form is a solid check for understanding and well paired to the map. A first rate lesson!

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