In every Project-Based-Learning experience, students need to speak to someone in the field who can answer their specific questions. This dialogue with an expert helps drive their learning. In this PBL on Lewis & Clark, we will be contacting the following authentic experts:


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Our Questions

Our Interview

Author of book on Thomas Jefferson who can discuss why he decided to buy the Louisiana Purchase




Dog expert who can discuss the Newfoundland breed and why Lewis's dog was important to the expedition.
Newfoundland Kennel Club representative?
head of the AKC for Newfoundlands


Boat builder/expert who can discuss the kind of boat Lewis & Clark used on the expedition.




Plant expert who can discuss some of the plants found on the expedition
Person at the Bronx Botanical Garden?



Animal expert who can discuss some of the animals found on the expedition.
Person at the Bronx Zoo?