The Lewis&Clark Expedition: Dorothy Patent Tells The Story of Hardship and Discovery (CCSS aligned)

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 offers something for everyone—adventure, danger, wild animals, fascinating Indian cultures, and more. With three published books on the subject, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent (www.dorothyhinshawpatent.com, www.InkThinkTank.com) brings the expedition alive with descriptions of the hardships along the way, stories of close calls with grizzly bears, challenges from the elements, and surprising discoveries. In the process, students will learn important information about the biology, geography and history of the American west.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $300.00
Multipoint Premium: $270.00

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45 to 60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Gifted & Talented, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Problem Solving, Reading, Sciences, Social Studies/History, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

No charge for programs canceled due to nature, e.g. snow days. We make every effort to reschedule. There is a $100 kill fee to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb,  Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy,  Peggy Thomas, Marissa Moss, Jan Adkins, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Vicki Cobb

Program Details


After presenting a slide show about the expedition, there’ll be time for questions from the audience. Here’s how the program will go:

1. Orientation—life in the early 1800s with no technology—no engines, no telegraph or telephone, no cars or trains.
2. The Louisiana Purchase: The small size of the USA at the time; how the Louisiana Purchase changed everything
3. Thomas Jefferson’s goals: Jefferson hoped for a water route across the continent for trade, agreements with the Indians on trade, and information on the plants, animals, and geography of the land
4. How the expedition proceeded; interesting and surprising events and discoveries along the way
5. Open-ended Q&A about how I researched and wrote the book


1. The presentation will bring the Lewis and Clark Expedition alive for students
2. Students will become aware of how very different life was in the early 19th century than it is today
3. Students will acquire a firm understanding of the geography of the U.S. west of the Mississippi River
4. Students will come to understand the mindset of the nation at that time and get a glimpse of the Native American view of European explorers

Standards Alignment

National Standards

U.S. History 5-12 Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861), Science as Inquiry, History and Nature of Science, Geography, Places and regions, Geography/The World in Spatial Terms, Geography/Physical Systems, Geography/Human Systems, English/Reading for Understanding