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Get InSTEP with Lewis and Clark: Exploring the Possibilities

Talk to Meriwether Lewis. Touch a coyote hide. Read a pictograph.

Those are some of the options available for students using Get InSTEP with Lewis and Clark: Exploring the Possibilities. Well, it's not the real Lewis, of course, but a historical reenactor who gives students the chance to ask their questions to a real-life expert on the famous exploration via videoconference.

That's just one option for this online program that lets students see history up close. The program's web-based offerings provide background on a number of the members of the exploration party. Problem-based learning scenarios and a variety of activities add to the learning experience. In addition, classrooms can obtain a wooden barrel full of recreated artifacts from this period of American history 200 years ago. Among the artifacts are a Native American pictograph, a buffalo horn comb, beads and necklaces, quilt, a tin cup, the American flag of the period, a cattail doll, and an authentic coyote hide.

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Get InSTEP with Lewis and Clark: Exploring the Possibilities™ was funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.