Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

Film Description

Relive an amazing tale of discovery and exploration as National Geographic brings to life the first crossing of what would become the United States. The film chronicles a group of explorers -- the Corps of Discovery -- led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark into uncharted territory to find a water passageway to the Pacific Ocean, and to describe for science, the wonders of the west.


Grade Level: 312

State Standards, Benchmarks, and GLE's

Grades 3-4

G-1A-E3: Constructing maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams to describe geographical information and to solve problems (1, 3, 4)
G-1B-E1: Describing and comparing the physical characteristics of places, including land forms, bodies of water, soils, vegetation, and climate (1, 3, 4)
G-1C-E4: Identifying and comparing the cultural characteristics of different regions and people (1, 2, 3, 4)
G-1D-E1: Identifying and explaining ways in which people depend upon and modify the physical environment (1, 2, 3, 4)
G-1D-E2: Describing how humans adapt to variations in the physical environment (1, 2, 3, 4)
E-1A-E1: Recognizing that limited resources require people to make decisions (1, 2, 4)
H-1A-E2: Recognizing that people in different times and places view the world differently (1, 3, 4)

Grades 5-8

G-1B-M2: Identifying and describing significant physical features that have influenced historical events (1, 2, 3, 4)
H-1A-M2: Demonstrating historical perspective through the political, social and economic context in which an event or idea occurred (1, 2, 3, 4)
H-1A-M3: Analyzing the impact that specific individuals, ideas, events, and decisions had on the course of history (1, 2, 3, 4)
H-1A-M4: Analyzing historical data using primary and secondary sources (1, 2, 3, 4)
H-1B-M9: Describing the territorial expansion of the United States and analyzing the effects on relations with Native Americans and external powers (1, 3, 4, 5)

Grades 9-12

G-1C-H4: Analyzing the characteristics, distribution, and interrelationships of the world's cultures (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)/
G-1C-H6: Analyzing how cooperation, conflict, and self-interests impact social, political, and economic entities on Earth (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
G-1D-H3: Analyzing the relationship between natural resources and the exploration, colonization, settlement, and uses of land in different regions of the world (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
H-1A-H2: Explaining and analyzing events, ideas, and issues within a historical context (1, 2, 3, 4)
H-1A-H3: Interpreting and evaluating the historical evidence presented in primary and secondary sources (1, 2, 3, 4)
H-1B-H4: Tracing territorial expansion and reform movements in the United States (1, 3, 4)

 Visit the official website of the large-format film Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West for related activities and games.
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