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Frontier: Map Skills

Map Skills

Have students draw a map covering the journey of Lewis and Clark.

United States Map

Have students locate on a North Dakota map the sites of each of the fur trading and military forts that were a part of North Dakota history.

Using a large U.S. wall map and research materials of Lewis and Clark, have the students research the general route of the expedition from North Dakota to the Pacific Ocean. In small groups, discuss the geography of each area and brainstorm ideas about how they used the natural resources of each area to meet their basic needs, as well as how they used different materials to make clothes. Have each group create an artifact of something the members of the group used or may have used to meet their basic need, and let them put it up on the map.