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Adventures with Lewis and Clark

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Lisa Richie, Catherine Raulston


University of Montevallo


A brief overview of what was required of Lewis and Clark when they traveled west.

Length: 2:00

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

My adventure with Lewis & Clark

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SS2010 (5) United States Studies: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
10. Describe political, social, and economic events between 1803 and 1860 that led to the expansion of the territory of the United States, including the War of 1812, the Indian Removal Act, the Texas-Mexican War, the Mexican-American War, and the Gold Rush of 1849.
  • Analyzing the role of the Louisiana Purchase and explorations of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark for their impact on Westward Expansion
  • Explaining the purpose of the Monroe Doctrine
  • Identifying Alabama's role in the expansion movement in the United States, including the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Trail of Tears (Alabama)
  • Identifying the impact of technological developments on United States' expansion
  • Examples: steamboat, steam locomotive, telegraph, barbed wire


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