• Heather Martinson

American Expedition Activities and Fireworks

February 24-28



Workshop Activities

1. Craft - Pictographs

2. Key Points – American Expedition

3. Collaborative – Dugout Canoe

4. Language Arts – Catalog Nature

5. Math/Logic – Height of a Tree

6. Character Connection – Body Language

7. Big Activity – Corps of Discovery Expedition Reenactment

8. Movement - Keepers of the Fire game


Minecraft Activities

  1. Corps of Discovery Expedition quiz game

  2. Identify new trees

  3. Experience the Lewis and Clark Expedition

  4. Build Challenge: Native American homes


Upcoming Events

  1. Disneyland meetup: March 10: America

  2. Pi Day and Einstein's Birthday: March 13

  3. Celebration of Peace: April 8


Fireworks

Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.


  • Create bookmarks with questions on them about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Give these bookmarks to others to find the answers to. Let them know if they got the answers correct or not.

  • Do Time Warp Trio Lewis & Clark activities: http://www.timewarptrio.com/adventures/lewisandclark/

  • Make a postcard mural: http://www.smm.org/catal/mysteries/murals/postcard_mural/

  • Make a map of your neighborhood.

  • Pretend you are a visitor from outer space. Your assignment is to report back to your leader about something you discover on earth. Choose an item in your home to write about. Remember that you do not know the name of the object or what it does. How will you describe it to your leader?

  • Create an “about me” biography poster about a person involved in the Corps of Discovery - Jefferson, Lewis, Clark, Sacajawea, Charbonneau, York, Sacajawea’s brother Cameahwait, pomp (Sacajawea’s baby), or any other person: http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/idx_corp.html You may use the first-person point of view to include information such as: I am most famous for. . . When I look back on my life I am saddened by . . . When people remember me, I want them to say . . . If I could change anything in my life, it would be . . . If I came to life today, I would be most amazed by . . . because . .

  • Make a patchwork quilt.

  • Write a dissertation on Sacajawea.

  • Start a nature journal.

  • Visit the National Museum of the American Indian.

  • Read Lewis and Clark's journals: http://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/ http://lewis-clark.org/

  • Choose a lesser-known member of the Corps of Discovery Expedition to learn more about: http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/idx_corp.html Imagine what a day in the life of the expedition could be like. Write a journal page about this day, by the perspective of the member of the corps you studied.

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