I love teaching the history of our country. It never seems to grow old for me. I especially love talking about the westward expansion of the United States, including the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is an amazing story of two men, their teenaged guide, Sacagawea, her delivery of a newborn son, unexpected reunion with her long-lost brother, discovery of abundant wild plants and animals, navigation of treacherous rivers, and thousands of miles of thrills and hardships. It reads like a novel, and yet, it all really happened!
At the end of this unit, I ask my students to create a poster to demonstrate the things they learned and found interesting. They are provided with a scoring rubric to know what is expected in order to earn a high grade on the project. I am sharing the FREE Rubric with you HERE. You could use this rubric for almost any history-related poster project you assign.
Students had to include:
- A colorful title
- 5 facts about the journey
- 5 illustrations
- A timeline with at least 4 major events