Students will understand the chronology of events related to the Corps of Discovery and the United States space program of the 1960s. Students will compare the Corps of Discovery's journey with the space exploration program, including the impact of individuals, technology, presidential leadership, and the influence of international affairs. Students will conduct research using the Internet and other sources. Students will compose a persuasive essay, including a thesis statement and a bibliography. Students will participate in the writing process, including taking notes, outlining, composing first and final drafts, and peer editing.
Starting with the White Mountain National Forest quarter, students will analyze the history of White Mountain National Forest to understand how visiting the forest has changed from when the park opened in 1918 to today.
Students will be able to describe the significance of George Rogers Clark’s journey and capture of Fort Sackville. The students will explain cause and effect with regards to how Clark’s victory paved the way for Lewis and Clark’s journey west.
Starting with the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter, students will describe how the events of the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner."