Friday, June 22, 2012

Website Spotlight: Discovering Lewis & Clark


Website URL: http://www.lewis-clark.org/

Introductory Note:

Welcome to one in a series of posts which spotlight quality websites that I use with my U.S. History survey course students at Azusa Pacific University to enrich the regular material in our learning modules.

In this post, I limit myself to those specific aspects of the website which I find fit particularly well within our face-to-face class sessions (each student is required to bring a laptop to class) or as the basis for the students' regularly-assigned written reactions.

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I ask the students to work through the following links:

I. Overview

a. Discovering Lewis and Clark from the air
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=256

b. Synopsis (5 screens)
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=262

II. The Expedition

Philadelphia Connections
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=327

III. American Nation

a. Great!: Louisiana Purchase (5 screens)
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=101

b. Peace Medals
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=397

IV. The Corps

a. Sacagawea Meets Lewis and Clark
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-article.asp?ArticleID=964

b. Don't miss this!: Did They Pray? (5 screens)
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=338

c. Military Profile of the Corps of Discovery
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=248

d. Music on the Trail
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=153

e. Sacagewea's Story (3 screens)
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=368

f. Hunters and Hunting (8 screens)
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=392

V. Technology

a. Caches
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-article.asp?ArticleID=1486

b. Dugout Canoe
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-article.asp?ArticleID=513

c. Flagship: Barge/Keelboat
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-article.asp?ArticleID=496

d. Pirogues
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-article.asp?ArticleID=3072

e. Guns
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=332

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Concluding Note:

I hope you will use this blog post in conjunction with both the modules on my Learning Professor wiki and the numerous other posts in my Website Spotlight series.

1. The website spotlighted in this post fits within the following U.S. History survey course module on the wiki:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Expansion

2. The other blog posts in my Website Spotlight series--chronologically displayed by U.S. History survey course module-- can be found on this wiki page:
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/WEBSITE+SPOTLIGHT 

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