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Along The Route

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Clip: Along The Route

Learn about the route the exploration took and some of the things learned along the way

Student Application

Little was known about the the territory west of the Louisiana Purchase, so the president hired two guys to explore the area for the United States government. They called the expedition the "Corps of Discovery" and they certainly discovered a lot.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will know about the history leading up to the Lewis and Clark expedition. After the Revolutionary war, America's population exploded. In 1803 the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from the French, which doubled the size of the country. American citizens then moved into the newly annexed area of land. Even th...

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    1. Ask the students what they know about the Lewis and Clark expedition. What was the reason for the mission (e.g., land, resources, and even political reasons)? How long was the mission? What problems may have been encountered on the trail? How might have the American Indians...

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