This program guides participants through an examination of primary resources to learn more about the Army's first diplomatic expedition into the Louisiana. Territory. Participants will be encouraged to examine primary sources and answer questions about them. Time will be allowed for questions and answers.
At the end of this lesson students, will be able to:
- Describe how the Lewis and Clark Expedition carried out its mission.
- Identify aspects of the American Indian culture in the Louisiana Territory.
- List the scientific contributions of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
- Summarize the lasting consequences of the Corps of Discovery.
Common Core Standards
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
History and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools
United States History to 1865
USI.8 The student will apply history and social science skills to explain westward expansion and reform in America from 1801 to 1861
A) by describing how territorial expansion affected the political map of the United States, including, but not limited to the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition and the role of Sacagawea, the acquisitions of Florida, Texas, Oregon, and California, and the results of the Mexican American War;
Virginia and United States History
VUS.7 The student will apply history and social science skills to analyze major events in Virginia and United States history during the first half of the 19th century by
e) describing the political results of territorial expansion and its impact on Indigenous peoples;