Collaborative Mapping: Lewis & Clark in SW Montana

HSTA 101 Spring 2017 Class Map, click on the image below to view the map

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University story about project, https://w.umwestern.edu/article/through-someone-elses-eyes/ 

Assignment Prompt

This activity gets you out in the field to do history and reflect on Montana’s past and the expansion of the new United States. In 1804-05, Lewis and Clark passed through the region on their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. You will visit one of their historic sites, read the corresponding journal entry, and write a short reflection about the experience. Please read the instructions below carefully and make sure you complete each part of the assignment.

1. Visit a historic site on the Lewis & Clark trail (see the following map for help locating a site near you: http://lewisandclarktrail.com/section3/montana.htm)

2. Take a picture at the site (this may or may not include you). Please make sure you photo is of good quality.

3. Find a journal entry that corresponds with the site you visited (link proved in Moodle to the men’s journals). Read the entry and summarize what happened in your own words. Write a bibliography citation for the journal entry following a citation style you know. The journal website provides some help, see https://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/item/lc.about.citations

Here’s an example of Chicago Style, note you will need to change the date for your entry: Lewis, Meriwether, Clark, William, et al. September 4, 1806 entry in The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, ed. Gary Moulton. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press / University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries-Electronic Text Center, 2005. http://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/journals.php?id=1806-09-04.

4. Write a one-page reflection on what you saw and compare the site in 2017 to what the Lewis & Clark expedition experienced in 1804/05. Questions to help guide your reflection: Has the area changed? Why/why not? What might it have been like to be on the expedition? How did the journey contribute to western expansion?

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