Lewis and Clark in Washington
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Which group interests you? Do you have another idea to add to our list?

Group A - planning a walking field trip to the Columbia River (half mile from school). Our task is to compare what the river area looks like now and what it looked like as Lewis and Clark paddled through. To get ready for our trip, think of ways to help your peers understand what it was like in 1805 and 1806. To plan the field trip you will have to consider such details as paperwork, dates, route, chaperones, permission slips, materials to take along, etc.

Group B - researching journals of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Sergeants Charles Floyd, Patrick Gass, and John Ordway, and Private Joseph Whitehouse. Search for clues of what each explorer saw, heard, smelled, and felt during the trip through our area.

Group C - gathering information about our area. What will people want to know? Our location? Our climate, population, etc.? Our shrub steppe? Check with students from Canyon View and Southgate Schools about present day plants and animals in our area.

Group D - researching the Native Americans who lived in our area when Lewis and Clark came through. What do we know about them from journals and other resources?

Group E - researching which native plants and animals are unique to our area.


Author: Gail Wintczak, Amistad Elementary School, Kennewick, WA
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Created: November 19, 1998 - Updated: October 14, 1999
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