In this Structured Academic Controversy (SAC), students read five documents that give different accounts of how Lewis and Clark treated the Native Americans they met on their expedition. Students are assigned to teams to locate evidence to support or refute the claim that Lewis and Clark were respectful to Native Americans. Students present their evidence to the opposing side and then come to a consensus on an answer to the central historical question.
[All lesson files updated on 12/15/14.]
Image: Illustration made by Patrick Gass in 1810. From the Library of Congress.