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UDL Lewis and Clark Challenges of the Journey

UDL Lewis and Clark Challenges of the Journey

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Lesson Overview
Title: Author: Subject: Grade Level(s): Duration: Subject Area: Unit Description: Lewis and Clark – Challenges of the Journey Kimberly McKay Social Studies 8th grade 5 hours United States History Before the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Europeans knew little about what lay west of the Mississippi River. The mental maps of expedition members could not prepare them for what lay ahead. The members of the corps of discovery met and overcame many challenges along the expedition. In this lesson, students will conduct research on one obstacle the expedition faced, including how the expedition handled the challenged. Students will then prepare and present a report using Web 2.0 tools to share what they have learned with the class. Challenges/obstacle selections may include: • • • • • • Grizzly bears Native Americans Mosquitos Weather Terrain Buffalo • Why their selection was an obstacle? • Why was the obstacle dangerous? • Where did the obstacle occur along the expedition? How did the expedition members overcome the obstacle? State Standards: Social Studies: 113.8.30.D: Identify points of view from the historical context surrounding an event.
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Lesson Description for Day:

The presentations will include:

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Social Studies 113.8.11.A: Locate places and regions of importance in the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries Social Studies 113.8.11.B: Compare places and regions of the United States in terms of physical and human characteristics. Social Studies 113.8.11.C: Analyze the effects of physical and human geographic factors on major historical and contemporary events in the United States.

Goals
Unit Goals: 1. Research and identify challenges the Lewis and Clark expedition encountered on its journey. 2. Identify the expedition’s approach to overcoming challenges to reach goals. 3. Use Web 2.0 tools, create presentation to demonstrate understanding of challenges and how the expedition overcame challenges. 4. Use technology tools to support research and learning. 5. Use technology tools to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers and teacher. Lesson Goals: 1. Use Web 2.0 tools, create presentation to demonstrate understanding of challenges and how the expedition overcame challenges. 2. Use knowledge gained through Lewis and Clark lesson, determine how students overcome personal obstacles. 3. Use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively. 4. Use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.

Methods
Anticipatory Set: • •
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Introduce lessons goals and objectives to students. Ask students to share their current
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knowledge of Lewis and Clark. (reflective network) • Show students map of the expedition and ask students to brainstorm perceived challenges of the expedition based on their knowledge of the region. Guide discussion to include animals, insects, terrain and weather. (strategic network) Brainstorm how the expedition members may have overcome the challenges. (strategic network) Introduce technology and Web 2.0 tools that may be used to identify actual challenges/obstacles for the expedition and for further research including a delicious bookmark site. (affective network) Additional videos, journals, webquests, etc. may also be used to introduce the expedition and identify obstacles. Ask students to identify the real challenges the expedition faced by showing the film Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West or by exploring Lewis and Clark websites. Ensure student pay close attention to obstacles including insects, animals, weather, terrain and Native Americans.

Introduce and Model New Knowledge:

Provide Guided Practice:

Divide students into groups. Instruct them to select and conduct more in-depth research on one or two obstacles the expedition faced, including how the expedition handled the challenge. Invite each group to prepare and present using technology that discusses challenges/obstacles including: • • • Why it was a challenge/obstacle? What dangers did the challenge/obstacle present? How did the expedition overcome the challenge/obstacle?

Invite the class to share and compare identified obstacles and ask the following questions:
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Which of the obstacles was the most difficult to overcome? Which did the expedition handle best? Why? For which were they least prepared?

Teacher will assist the students in collecting information using the internet and bookmarked sites. Podcasts and assistive technology will be available to support visually impaired students. Interpreter will be assigned to assist hearing impaired students. Provide Independent Practice: Students will be required to use the lesson blog to reflect on the assignment and what they have learned. Additionally, Using knowledge gained through Lewis and Clark lesson, students will discuss how they overcome personal obstacles. Expanded lessons for GT students include identifying obstacles students may face in getting from home to school, or from school to a park. How can these be overcome? Using mindmeister.com to map the groups progress and method for achieving the assignment goals.

Assessment
Formative/Ongoing Assessment: • Provide students with feedback regarding class participation, cooperative teamwork and utilization of research tools. Provide students with feedback during creation of presentation. Provide redirection as necessary. Evaluation of final presentation and blog entries to determine if students met assignment objective and social studies standards. Did students effectively use technology tools to support learning and collection of information? Did student use appropriate presentation tools to communicate information to their peers?

• • Summative/End Of Lesson Assessment: •

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Materials & Resources
• Computer(s); word processing software, Microsoft PowerPoint. • Internet access, for research and access to Animoto, Prezi, Mindmeister, etc. • Assistive technology and interpretor for visually and hearing impaired students. • Film: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West

Lewis and Clark Webquests http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webquests/lewisclark/ http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/lewisandclark.htm http://academics.uww.edu/cni/webquest/Fall02/lewisclark/ Lewis and Clark Resources and Websites http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_Expedition http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/ http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark/ http://lewis-clark.org/ http://www.lewisclark.net/ http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/ http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com/101.htm

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