This fun, engaging collaborative activity is a great way to introduce the Lewis and Clark expedition to a class of students. Groups work together to think critically about the types of items Lewis and Clark would take west with them, and then rank those items. They must then share their reasons for their choices, and compare their lists with other people.
This activity promotes collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. You can use it as an energizer or a mid-unit pick-me-up on low energy days!