Gouverneur Warren's Expedition

Grade Range: 4-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Interactives & Media
Date Posted: 9/9/2008

Join Gouverneur Warren on his 1856 expedition into the American frontier and identify the specimens he sent back to the Smithsonian for study and classification in this interactive activity. Students will begin by reading a letter that Warren sent to the Smithsonian and will then match specimens to the locations that they were found on a map of Warren's expeditions.  A wonderful example of object-based learning, this activity will help students learn more about the connections between science, history and the work of museums.  This activity is included in the online exhibition entitled West Point in the Making of America.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)