FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Lewis and Clark Distance-Learning Project to Feature Philadelphia
CLAYTON, MISSOURI, September 5, 2003. . . As part of its ongoing
series of distance-learning broadcasts linking students across the
country to the lessons and legacy of the Lewis and Clark expedition,
Lewis and Clark Then and Now will highlight the importance of Philadelphia
to the mission in its September 11 broadcast, Preparing for
What the project is designed to do, said Tim Gore,
educational director of Lewis and Clark Then and Now, is to
engage kids in authentic learning experiences as an event of national
importance is occurring. Our Preparing for the Journey
broadcast will provide students important background information
to understanding the purpose of the expedition by giving them a
chance to learn about Lewis studies in Philadelphia and their
influence on the success of the mission.
Experts who will be sharing their knowledge with students in this
broadcast include Frank Muhly, founder of the Philadelphia chapter
of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. Students will
also view footage of locations Lewis studied in Philadelphia and
hear from members of the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles who
are engaging in a real-time reenactment of the original journey.
In addition to learning about the historical details of Lewis
and the Discovery Expeditions preparation, Gore states, We
want kids to ask themselves the question What does it mean
to be prepared? and apply that to their own life as they interact
with experts during the broadcast.
The broadcast will be available over the Internet at the projects
It is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and
continue until 2:30 p.m. Students watching across the country will
be able to e-mail questions to the experts to be answered during
the broadcast. The project website also provides instructions on
how to e-mail questions to the reenactment crew at any time.
Preparing for the Journey is just one of many Lewis
and Clark Then and Now broadcasts that will be available for teachers
and students throughout the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration.
Additional project features include an interactive web site with
resource and curriculum materials as well as archived material available
on CD and DVD. For more information about the project, to view archived
versions of previous broadcasts, and to see a complete schedule
of broadcasts planned for this fall, visit www.ali.apple.com/lewisandclark.
Instructions on how to view broadcasts are provided on the page
entitled Video Setup. To contact the project directors
directly, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.