Program Flyer: The Lewis&Clark Expedition: Dorothy Patent Tells The Story of Hardship and Discovery (CCSS aligned)

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Contact Information
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (406) 546-6569
Program Title
The Lewis&Clark Expedition: Dorothy Patent Tells The Story of Hardship and Discovery (CCSS aligned)
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
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Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
No Minimum
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented
Program Description
The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 offers something for everyone—adventure, danger, wild animals, fascinating Indian cultures, and more. With three published books on the subject, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent (, brings the expedition alive with descriptions of the hardships along the way, stories of close calls with grizzly bears, challenges from the elements, and surprising discoveries. In the process, students will learn important information about the biology, geography and history of the American west.
Program Format
After presenting a slide show about the expedition, there’ll be time for questions from the audience. Here’s how the program will go:

1. Orientation—life in the early 1800s with no technology—no engines, no telegraph or telephone, no cars or trains.
2. The Louisiana Purchase: The small size of the USA at the time; how the Louisiana Purchase changed everything
3. Thomas Jefferson’s goals: Jefferson hoped for a water route across the continent for trade, agreements with the Indians on trade, and information on the plants, animals, and geography of the land
4. How the expedition proceeded; interesting and surprising events and discoveries along the way
5. Open-ended Q&A about how I researched and wrote the book

1. The presentation will bring the Lewis and Clark Expedition alive for students
2. Students will become aware of how very different life was in the early 19th century than it is today
3. Students will acquire a firm understanding of the geography of the U.S. west of the Mississippi River
4. Students will come to understand the mindset of the nation at that time and get a glimpse of the Native American view of European explorers
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
U.S. History 5-12 Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861), Science as Inquiry, History and Nature of Science, Geography, Places and regions, Geography/The World in Spatial Terms, Geography/Physical Systems, Geography/Human Systems, English/Reading for Understanding
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45 to 60 minutes
Date/Time Notes
This program is available by request only
Program Cost
Interactive: $300.00
Interactive Premium: $300.00
Program Fee Notes
The fee is per site. iNK Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.
Cancellation Policy
No charge for programs canceled due to nature, e.g. snow days. We make every effort to reschedule. There is a $100 kill fee to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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