Holding Council with the Indians

LessonPlan

 
Captains Lewis and Clark holding council with the Indians, etching by Patrick Gass


Core Theme:

Growing the Nation: Westward Expansion
 

Grade Level:

4
 

Estimated Duration of Lesson:

2 class periods of 30 minutes
 

Standards & Indicators:

Study Skills and Methods #3: Use primary and secondary sources to answer questions.
     

Primary Source Used:

From: The Library of Congress.
 

Lesson Summary:

Analyzing the Lewis and Clark etching, students will answer a set of PDF icon Spiral Questions.
     

Instructional Steps to Implement the Lesson:

In groups of 4, students will be provided with a copy of the etching of Captains Lewis and Clark holding council with Indians. Each student will receive a copy of the Spiral Questions that can be answered using the etching. Students will use an activity, “Recharge & Write,” when responding to the Spiral Questions.
     

Post-Assessment and Scoring Guideline:

Students will complete a PMI. Each response is evaluated as a short answer response worth 2 points apiece.
 

Materials Needed by Teacher:

1) Method for grouping students in groups of 4
2) Cups for "PDF icon recharge__write_activity.pdf for each group
3) Directions for PDF icon Recharge & Write (copy for each group)
 

Materials Needed by Students:

1) Copy of the Lewis and Clark etching
2) Spiral Questions
      

Extended Learning:

Students will create their own question(s) based on the Lewis & Clark etching. 
 
 
 
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