Lewis and Clark in Washington
Shrub Steppe Habitat

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As Mrs. Sonderman's letter indicates, the Franklin County Historical Society is looking for student investigators to research our area—comparing the way it is now with what Lewis and Clark found. Three elementary schools are participating: Amistad, Canyon View and Southgate.

Amistad's task is to research the "THEN" part—the Lewis and Clark expedition—for the museum. The fourth grade class will research the trip west in October 1805 while the fifth grade will research the trip east in April 1806. We will combine results for our final presentations.

We will be collaborating with students at Canyon View and Southgate who are collecting data on plants and animals in our area for the "NOW" part.

Getting Started

To complete this assignment we will be forming research groups. Let's define a shrub steppe habitat. What makes our area different from the rest of the state?

Now that we know what makes this area a shrub steppe habitat, let's review the following:


Author: Gail Wintczak, Amistad Elementary School, Kennewick, WA
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Created: December 8, 1998 - Updated: October 14, 1999
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