Create with the class or display a map of the expeditionís
route. Record on the map the dates the Corps of Discovery was in
2. Access the Lewis
and Clark Web site to see a Roll Call of men involved in the Lewis
and Clark expedition. Assign
students the following men to research.
They should record each manís rank and dates of service.
Divide students into groups, and have each group create a small
map of the trail and highlight when these six men were with the
Have student groups research the events of the expedition
during the periods these men spent with the expedition.
Their research should include:
dates, locations, major events, weather conditions, contact
with Native American tribes, natural resources being found and/or
used. This research
should be reported in a matrix format.
Discuss as a class some of the conditions encountered by these
men on the expedition, some differences among them based on experience
or rank, and the reasons for variance among their dates of service.
For example, Nathaniel Pryor was with the expedition from
beginning to end, while Charles Floyd was with the expedition only a
short time because he died from appendicitis.