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Opening the West: From Lewis and Clark to the Oregon Trail

from Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum

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This interactive program will look at the contributions and impact of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The program will highlight other groups that came West. The program will look at their motivation to enter the American West and their contribution to the settling of the Western frontier. The program will conclude with a presentation and discussion of the Oregon Trail Migration.

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About This Program


By Request: $125.00


45 to 60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10Public Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Sciences, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum

The Dalles, OR
United States

We are the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the Historical Museum for Wasco County. We offer a wide variety of natural and cultural programs. We are accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Rebekah Rafferty
5412968600 ext209

Program Details


1. Program begins having the students develop a list of accomplishments of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
2. Students then will learn through pictures, journal entries, and artifacts about the different groups that came after Lewis and Clark.
3. Student will learn why people came on the Oregon Trail and what other groups contributed to make the trip possible.


The participants will:
-know the effects of the Expedition of Lewis and Clark on the Westward Movement.
-list 4 other groups that came west and put the into chronological order.
-appreciate the concept of Manifest Destiny.
-compare the advantages of going to the West.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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State Standards

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