Lewis and Clark: Corps of Discovery an Expedition in Science and Diplomacy!
In this 4 lesson course, we will take a historical look at the Lewis and Clark expedition for diplomacy with Native Americans, science, and the future possible resources as Lewis and Clark brought back knowledge for the young nation.
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This course will examine the expedition of Lewis and Clark for science and diplomacy (cultural interaction and/or conflict) with Native Americans. Together we will examine the role of attitudes and government as we discuss Sacagawea's role in the success of the expedition. Early government (concepts of democracy) when Sacagawea and York are able to vote as equal members of the group. A major moment in history when a female and a Native America are able to vote as well as York who is Clark's...
Students will be able to think critically about Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, cultural interaction, cultural conflict, role of the government, role of the environment, the role of attitudes, lessons learned, and the legacy of the expedition. Through my creative and engaging style students will develop their own historical viewpoint on the meaning of Lewis and Clark. Through discussion (seminar) we will discuss the trip, choices made, and impact that each member had in the expeditions success.
I have BA in history and secondary education from the University of Northern Colorado, two Masters degree (one in educational leadership and the second in Career and Technical Education). I have 16 years as a history and English educator covering historical content that is not always the happiest. I always take great care, planning, and frame material to allow students to think like a historian and also think critical about concepts that could be sensitive. I take each topic with the upmost care, professionalism, and assist students to progress towards an upper level thinking; like high school to the college level of understanding on topics that are a little historical sensitive in nature - but extremely relevant and important.
Any homework would be short readings with seminar discussion questions either created by Mr. G and/or the students during our class. The first class we will get to know each other, how we all learn, introduce the topic, and cover the three leveled questions to the seminar style.
Pen/paper, computer, and the internet for research.
Informal assessment through the discussion. Formal assessment through quiz style of questions, and a writing assessment that allows students to unpack their view of history.
3 hours 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There is not a lot of sensitive material in this lesson; however, the class will discuss an early example of democracy (equality) when Sacegawea (a female Native American) and York (Clark's Slave) vote on what side of the river to build the winter fort in Oregon. An example of the question would be why did it take our nation so long for African Americans and females to have equal opportunities (such as rights and voting) within American when in 1805 Lewis and Clark became an example of what the nation could be? This topic is historical relevant and important to understanding lesson learned in history. These type of questions and discussion stay in the historical context. We also examine history through the Native American experience and viewpoint.
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Hello, My name is Michael S. Gullett. However, all my students call me Mr. G! I have 16 years of being a teacher and a principal in Alaska. I have had the wonderful opportunity to work and travel all over the state of Alaska. Many of the villages...