EDU 699 Lewis
and Clark along the Missouri River in Nebraska
July 11 - 16, 2005 Grand
July 18 - 22, 2005 Crete
This interdisciplinary course prepares classroom
teachers for integrating the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition into the classroom. The entire Expedition will be covered; however
special attention will be given to the time that the explorers spent in
Nebraska. Participants in this hands-on living history course will have a unique
opportunity to develop creative ideas for enhancing their K-12 curriculum,
regarding U.S. expansion, exploration, and frontier history.
In addition to campus classroom activities, students will experience
river travel during a day-long field experience to Lewis and Clark State Park in
Onawa, Iowa. Authentically reproduced white and red pirogues, and an
historically accurate keelboat, are housed there on Blue Lake, a water body
created from a former oxbow in the Missouri River. Students will have an
opportunity to sail, row, and pole the boats on the water, and participate in
other outdoor hands-on activities such as trail cooking and wildlife
observation. This site is the only location in the United States offering public
access to historically reproduced watercraft use by the Lewis and Clark
Students will learn to integrate the daily
activities and the topics discussed into broader social studies and biology
units. Educators will share first person accounts of Lewis and Clark’s Corps
of Discovery, and other early river travelers and traders throughout the week.
They will also discuss the flora and fauna of the area, and all aspects
of life on the frontier. Many of the themes covered in this class can be adapted for
other disciplines as well.
A team of professional educators who specialize in
the Lewis and Clark expedition, frontier history, historical flora and fauna,
and river and trail lore will teach this course.
Each course is limited to 20
people, so register early! Participants must be officially registered for this
course through the Doane College Graduate Office by June 10 to allow for final
planning. Class will be canceled at
that time if there is not sufficient enrollment.
3 graduate level credit hours -- $465
About $40 for misc. educational materials, transportation and lunch
on field experience day. Final amount will be announced
Reading list will be supplied.
of Educators: Dale
Clark, Renae Hunt, and the Newfoundland dog Sailor, Grand Island
-- Traveling Historical Programs, Inc.
Les Vilda, Wilber -- Have Donkey Will Travel
Coordinator: Janet Jeffries, Crete – Adjunct Instructor in
History, Doane College
You may apply for admission to Doane College (if
relevant) and register on-line for this course on the Doane website at www.doane.edu
beginning in March 2005.
Call Wilma Daddario,
Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies in Education,
Doane College at (402) 466-5322 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for
an application for admission, or for more information.