Name: Lauren Lovelace Grade Level:5th
School: Fulton Independent
Lesson Title: Lewis and Clark
Lesson Essential Question: (A question that lies at the heart of a subject or a curriculum, and
What was the purpose of the Lewis and Clark Expedition? What hardships did they face?
Academic Expectation and Core Content for Assessment Standard:
SS-05-4.3.1 Students will explain patterns of human settlement in the early development of
the United States and explain how these patterns were influenced by physical characteristics
(e.g., climate, landforms, bodies of water).
What students will know: What students will be able to do:
Students will know who Lewis and Clark Students will describe why Lewis and Clark
were. explored the West.
Students will know the importance of the Students will identify any hardships that the
Lewis and Clark Expedition. explorers faced.
Students will know the impact of Sacagawea Students will understand the conflicts that
on the expedition. settlers may have faced as they moved West.
Instructional Set/Bell Ringer: (Opening Activity, hooks the student into the lesson)
Think/Pair/Share: Students will be asked to list any previous knowledge they may have on
Lewis and Clark. Students may also list anything about moving West in the 1800s.
Students will pair together to compare ideas that they have listed.
A class list will be written on the board for all to see.
Transition Activity: (Activity ties the bell ringer to the Learning Experience)
Learning Experience: (The main activity in the lesson)
Using United Streaming, students will watch a 20 minute animated video of Lewis and Clark’s
expedition. The name of the video is Time Warp Trio: Lewis and Clark, and Jodi, Freddi, and
Students will use the video as a guide to understand hardships and the importance of
Sacagawea. Once the video is over, students will be put into groups of 4. Students will then
come together to write a short skit of Lewis and Clark’s Expedition. Each student will play a
part in the skit. The skit is written by the students, and they should use the video as a guide.
Lesson Wrap Up: (The closing activity, reiterates what student were to know and be able to
As an exit slip, students will draw a picture of a hardship that Lewis and Clark may have
As an exit slip, students will write 5 complete sentences that explain who Lewis and Clark
were and why they explored the West.
Kentucky Holistic Scoring Guide- to assess written work
Lesson Assessment: (How the teacher will gauge the student learning throughout the lesson)
The teacher will gauge student learning based on observations, Think/Pair/Share, skits, and
Resources and materials needed: (list of all the items the teacher will need to implement the
The teacher will need:
Video: Time Warp Trio: Lewis and Clark, and Jodi, Freddi, and Samantha
Group directions for skits
Lesson Plan Criteria
The lesson plan must be the teacher’s original work and not copy and pasted or
duplicated from the internet or another source.
The lesson plan must be written in a user friendly way, so that any teacher may
follow the directions and implement in their classrooms.
All parts of the lesson plan must be completed. (Name, School, Grade Level,
Lesson Title, Lesson Essential Question, Academic Expectation, CCA Standards,
What students will know, What students will be able to do, Bell Ringer,
Transition, Learning Experience, Lesson Wrap Up, Lesson Assessment, Resources
and Materials needed)