Westward Ho!

by  Booth Museum

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Students become explorers in this highly interactive program! Inspired by art and artifacts, each will create their very own Lewis and Clark inspired journal as they journey westward! Guided movement, discussion and simple journal drawings bring to life the stories of Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, mountain men, trade, pioneers (Oregon Trail), bison and Plains Indians, the stagecoach and diversity of people who settled the West.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $150.00
Multipoint Premium: $130.00
Point to Point: $95.00
Point to Point Premium: $90.00
By Request: $95.00
By Request Premium: $90.00


About 50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

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Booth Museum

Cartersville, GA
United States

The Booth Museum, in Association with the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, Georgia. The Booth is home to the largest collection of American Western artwork on exhibition in the nation, including historical and contemporary American Indian art and artifacts. Open since August 2003, Booth Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Southeast and was ranked at the #1 art museum in the nation by USA Today, Readers Choice Awards 2020 & 2021. 

A CILC Pinnacle Award winner, the Booth offers interactive virtual field trips infusing the arts with other disciplines such as social studies, history, science, language arts, literacy and STEAM.  Programs are book on demand and will engage your students in hands-on learning while appealing to multiple learning styles.  Lifelong learning programs are also available with special program topics available upon request.

Patty Dees

Program Details


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.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned and support the National Educational Standards.

State Standards

Georgia Standards of Excellence:
SS4H3c; SS4G2b, SS4E1;
VA4.RE.1, VA4.CN.1a,c, VA4.CN2b, VA4.CN.3