The Lewis and Clark Expedition

Lesson Plans

Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806), NY Public Library Digital Collections

The following lesson plans enable you to engage students with primary sources related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
These lessons all follow the Spiral Question Format. Spiral questions guide students from lower- to higher-level critical thinking skills so that they become comfortable and adept at analyzing primary sources. There are three levels to spiral questions: description, interpretation, and analysis.
Look  for instructions to guide you in creating your own Spiral Questions for primary sources.
The teacher-created lessons below include instructions, primary sources, and Spiral Question worksheets, among other materials, you can use in your classroom immediately.

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