Introduction to the Lewis and Clark Expedition

8th grade, corps of discovery, lewis and clark, mike sabala, primary sources

The students will realize the magnitude of Corps of Discovery’s mission and use Thomas Jefferson's letter to Captain Lewis to understand the Corps oobjectives

By putting themselves in Meriwether Lewis's position in 1803, students can better understand the decisions Lewis faced and the concerns he had for the success of his mission.

Lesson Plan
Jefferson Letter
Analysis Worksheet