The Journey of Sacagawea
Main Subject Area: Social Studies
Additional Subjects: Language Arts
Duration of Lesson: 90 minutes
Additional Subject Area Standard(s):
Students will learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Students will practice journal writing.
Colored Pencils or Crayons
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Grade Level(s): 3-5
If possible, students should read this story online, and then conduct research on Sacagawea using the Internet.
2. Create a K-W-L chart to record what your students know, and what they'd like to know about Sacagawea. Display this chart for all students to see.
3. Have the students read chapters 1 and 2 of POMP The True Story of the Baby on the Sacagawea Dollar. Students can read the story aloud or in groups.
4. Tell the students they will get to imagine what it would be like to be Sacagawea on her journey. They will create a journal that she could have written. In their journal they should include as many dates and descriptions of what they (Sacagawea) see, as possible. The students can do additional research besides reading the story online to find out facts about the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They should also include sketches or pictures.
5. Student can bind their journals and share it with others.
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