By the end of this lesson, you (the student) will be able to:
As part of an ongoing unit studying how Lewis and Clark prepared for the Corps of Expedition journey, students will look at a map created in Lewis and Clark's time and theorize as to why and how maps today are similar or different. During class time, students will then use maps to estimate the distance of Lewis and Clark's journey, and create a list of items they think might have been needed for such a trip.
Copy and paste http://www.lewisandclarkexhibit.org/shared/viewer1/viewer_flash.html?LOC_arrowsmith_map in a new tab on your internet browser. Once there, use the sizer (smaller to larger) to enlarge the map so you can see individual features. Please also click on the "Learn More" tab and read the information provided. In your WSP/Q journal, summarize how this map might have been helpful to the expedition, and prepare a list of ways in which the Arrowsmith map was different from and similar to modern maps of the United States.