Bring Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea to life! First, set up the context and excitement of the time period with an interesting 1-page reading (with visuals) about Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Louisiana Purchase. Then, have students complete a video guide as you show a phenomenal Lewis and Clark documentary (40 minutes long) that students always love. It plays like a real movie and is captivating. You can find it on youtube (some get blocked but it always pops again - just search the name of the video listed in the sub-heading of the assignment) or I advise just buying the film on Amazon -- you're going to show it again and again every year, I promise!