An American Legacy: The Lewis and Clark Expedition, Curriculum and Resource Guide for Middle and Junior High Schools (Grades 5-9), published by the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 3434, Great Falls, MT 59403, 888-701-3434, or www.lewisandclark.org. This hefty manual provides interdisciplinary lesson plans on the topic of Lewis and Clark. It includes the best of recent scholarship, primary source materials, and activities that will engage the students' attention. One copy of this manual was presented to each of the 304 public school districts in Kansas. Personal copies may be purchased for $50 from the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Find a list of the contacts at each school district.
A Reference Guide to An American Legacywas created to correlate the lessons in this manual to the 2003 state standards in social studies, science, language arts, and fine arts. The correlation guide is now available online in PDF format.
The team of teachers who created this guide are: Deanna Burton, Clay Center Community Middle School; Thomas Holmquist, Marquette Elementary School; Lonnie Jansonius, USD 326; Jon Romain, USD 259; M. Kathleen Brown-Cecora, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Pittsburg State University; Tom Leahy, USD 356; Shiela Lewis, USD 450; R. Gayan Stanley, Outdoor Environmental Education Program, USD 501; and Lynell Wheeler, USD 512. The project was coordinated by Kim Rasmussen, social studies consultant, Kansas Department of Education; Shari Wilson, special projects coordinator, Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education; and Mary Madden, assistant director of Education and Outreach, Kansas State Historical Society.
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