Ken Leebow pointed me to this important education project developed for use in schools.
If you are a school teacher, you need to get your hands on this valuable tool for commemorating the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial.
The Qwest Foundation Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Lewis & Clark Expedition
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The Qwest Foundation, Qwest Communications' giving program, donated $320,000 to the National Council of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial to help commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis & Clark expedition. The donation will help fund eight bicentennial events in seven states in Qwest's local service territory; a Lewis & Clark educational campaign called "Back to School with Lewis & Clark;" and brochures, posters and other materials.
The Qwest Foundation Makes Lewis & Clark Journey Come Alive for Students
Qwest focuses on enriching the lives of children by supporting K-12 educational programs that enhance school curriculum while stimulating and encouraging the development of young minds. Educating children is the cornerstone for building promising futures, stronger families and healthier communities.
The "Back to School with Lewis & Clark" program was developed to make a 200-year-old historical event relevant for today's students. The program offers educators free CD-ROMS that will allow them to easily incorporate lesson plans on Lewis & Clark into their teaching for grades 4-12.
The curriculum units explore the major themes addressed in Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition - http://www.lewisandclarkexhibit.org/ - such as preparing for the trip, mapping, warriors/soldiers, politics and diplomacy, animals, trade and property, women, language and plants.
Under the guidance of renowned Lewis & Clark historian Dr. Robert Archibald, President of the Missouri Historical Society, a team of educators from St. Louis and Philadelphia developed the exhibition curriculum.
In addition, Qwest has worked with Peggy Duncan, a nationally known time management specialist, to develop Lewis & Clark "Then and Now" fact sheets. These intriguing fact sheets compare and contrast important events that occurred along the expedition with updated scenarios that demonstrate how video and camera phones, videoconferencing, GPS, Tablet PCs and other innovative technology could have helped the Lewis & Clark expedition save time and energy along their journey.
Sponsored by Qwest Foundation for educational purposes only, providing educational materials to teachers. Not for the purpose of marketing to children.