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Biology in Lewis and Clark’s Time
Indiana Area High School, Indiana, Pennsylvania
Linda Jones – Teacher
Grades – High School Biology

Concept/Big Idea:
Students will understand the botanical knowledge known in 1803
 (relative to:    Food, Clothing, Medicine,  Culinary techniques)
Students will understand the level of zoological knowledge in 1803:
    Hunting
    Trapping (subsistence, specimen collection, economic)

Standards:
National Science Education Content Standards:
A.  Understanding about scientific inquiry
C    Interdependence of Organisms
F    Natural Resources
G    historical perspectives

PA Standards:
Science/Technology:
3.3.10 Biological Sciences

Environment/Ecology:
4.2.10 Renewable and Non-renewable resources
4.6.10 Ecosystems and Their Interactions
4.7.10 Threatened, Endangered, and Extinct Species
4.8.10    Humans and Their Environment

Assessment:
Students will demonstrate knowledge and concepts learned through oral presentations.

Instructional Strategy: 

Science, Technology & Society by Green Design
  • Research
    • Literature
    • Internet websites
  • Cooperative Learning
    • Small group discussion
Materials:
Appropriate Literature
Computers with Internet access

Activities:
Students spent three days in class doing research on the Internet for their presentations.

Resources/Links:
http://www.lc.pitt.edu
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark
http://www.lewisandclark.com
http://nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark
http://www.nwlewisclark.com
http://www.lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu
http://www.lewisclark.net
http://www.cr.nps.gov/travel/lewisandclark/encounters.htm
 

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