Lesson Plans

We have prepared some lesson plans and activities relating to Lewis and Clark's winter stay in the Illinois Country. These lesson plans address the Illinois Learning Standards, K-12.

European and Native American Mapping Activity helps students understand how different peoples have different cultural traditions about subjects even as seemingly "scientific" as measuring the land. Lewis and Clark consulted several sources for maps and brought with them scientific tools for measuring land and making maps. PDF format

Landscape Painting and America — Learn about the beautiful and the sublime styles of landscape painting of the 18th and 19th centuries and create one of your own.