Students will discuss Westward Expansion with the aid of live virtual backgrounds and slide images.
Movement activities such as rowing Lewis & Clark's keel-boat down the Missouri River, helping a mountain man/fur trapper cut down a trail, and driving a stagecoach ensure interactivity of students throughout the program. As students learn each content module, they are led through a hands-on activity where they create their own Lewis & Clark inspired journal with simple line drawings to assist in learning retention of program content. and key vocabulary words.
Students will understand the challenges and results of Westward Expansion in the United States during the first half of the nineteenth century.
Students will understand art’s role as a reflection of American values, identity, and political culture in the first half of the 19th century.
Students will understand intended and unintended consequences of settling the West (impact on Native Americans and bison and beaver populations)
Students will understand the West was made up of diverse cultures and people.
All programs are aligned and support the National Educational Standards.
Georgia Standards of Excellence:
SS4H3c; SS4G2b, SS4E1;
ELAGSE4RL1, ELAGSE4RL3, ELAGSE4RI1, ELAGSE4RL2, ELAGSE4RI3,
ELAGSE4RI5, ELAGSE4SL2, ELAGSE4RL7;
VA4.RE.1, VA4.CN.1a,c, VA4.CN2b, VA4.CN.3