There is no better way to discuss America's westward expansion than with the story of the Corps of Discovery
. Charged by Thomas Jefferson to explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Territory, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led 58 men, a Shoshone woman, and a Newfoundland dog on a journey to the Pacific Ocean and back. The expedition opened the way for America's settlement of the west -- and, unfortunately, marked the beginning of the end for the Native American tribes already occupying that territory.
This resource includes a 56-question video guide
to accompany the Ken Burns' documentary on the Corps of Discovery. The video guide is divided into two section, each shown over a two-day period, and focuses on those sections instrumental to the story of Lewis and Clark.
The resource also includes three biographies
on individuals related to the Corps of Discovery: Thomas Jefferson
, who authorized the expedition, Lewis and Clark
, who captained the expedition, and Sacagawea
, who served as both guide and translator.
In completing the biographies, students are encouraged to:
1. Number the paragraphs
2. Read the biography
3. Highlight answers in the reading
4. Use complete sentences
The answer key demonstrates these steps.
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