Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lewis & Clark Resource

I'm teaching a middle school-aged class on Lewis and Clark this fall, and found a good resource book while working on my lesson plan.  Entitled Lewis and Clark for Kids:  Their Journey of Discovery with 21 Activities by Janis Herbert, it does a good job of describing the expedition's activities, challenges, and discoveries taken from journal entries for specific dates.  If you've done a lot of hands-on history (like we have), the activities are not necessarily that inspiring or original.  But compared to the traditional approach of read-lecture-discuss, of course, they are a good starting point for a more exciting approach to this period in American history.

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