The Lewis & Clark Expedition: A Celebration of Teamwork
With one stage actor leading the way, students take on the roles of Lewis and Clark, as well as their Native American guide, Sacagawea; the Corps of Discovery; and many others as we explore the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. Experience the daring escapes, unknown beasts, and scenic majesty which were part of Lewis and Clark’s two-and-a-half year long adventure. This interactive production with Patrick Garner of last year’s production of Thomas Edison brings to life a great American voyage of discovery while covering lessons in history, science, character development, and teamwork.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS EASILY APPLIED IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
- 2.RI.6: Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
- 4.RI.3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
- 5.RL.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Lesson Plan Idea: Students plot the trail of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on a map of the United States.
“I loved the actor’s approach. Very entertaining, funny, and informative!”
–1st grade teacher, Healdsburg Charter School, after seeing Thomas Edison: Wizard of Menlo Park
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The Lewis & Clark Expedition: Illustration & Social Studies
INCLUDES THREE VISITS TO YOUR CLASSROOM!
Explore the Lewis & Clark expedition and your social studies curriculum through illustration and animation! Working with the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, students will delve into the famous, perilous journey of Lewis & Clark and learn basic animation and illustration skills in the process. Students will work in small groups to create a stop-motion film based on the social studies curriculum they are studying. Following the performance students will be part of a special screening to view films created during the project. Plus, each class will receive a DVD of all the stop-motion films!
CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS:
- 4.SL.4.a: Plan and deliver a narrative presentation that: relates ideas, observations, or recollections; provides a clear context; and includes clear insight into why the event or experience is memorable.
- 5.SL.5: Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
50 minutes with Q&A
Study Guide (PDF)
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