Some 200 years ago a band of young frontiersmen and soldiers, led
by a couple of experienced military leaders from the Virginia
back country, set off on an exploration unrivaled in American
history until the country set its sights on the moon a century
and a half later.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's mission
was to find the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean
from the eastern United States. Their expedition would
ultimately find no easy portal connecting East and West, but the
new lands they explored, the native peoples they met, the
discoveries they made, and the cosmopolitan makeup of their
Corps of Discovery all made for a seminal exploration of this
new and untamed country.
The Get InSTEP with Lewis and Clark: Exploring the
Possibilities web site will let you learn about the famous
expedition while also meeting your teaching needs in a variety
of areas. You’ll find plenty here to keep you and your students
- A fun, engaging simulation that lets students tackle
- Period artifacts that students can touch themselves
- Technology-driven materials and activities
- Activities in science, history, geography, and the arts
written by teachers
- Videoconferencing with a Meriwether Lewis reenactor
- Standards-based curriculum and guides
- Videos of experts and reenactors
- Thorough teacher’s kits
- Complete biography of Corps of Discovery members
- Links to other Lewis and Clark web sites
- Tie-in to NASA’s latest explorations, especially Mars
Lewis and Clark’s journey offers exciting discoveries for
every audience. Enjoy your visit.
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