Bird Woman’s River: Sacagawea’s Diligence in a Historic Journey45 min
As you read, imagine you are the protagonist.
- What challenges are you facing?
- What fears or concerns might you have?
- What may prevent you from acting in the way you ought?
- Explain how Sacagawea’s identity changed from the time she started on the trek with the Corps of Discovery to the end of the expedition.
- What was Sacagawea’s purpose on the expedition?
- What diligent behavior did Sacagawea display during her time with Lewis and Clark?
Discuss the following questions with your students.
- What is the historical context of the narrative?
- What historical circumstances presented a challenge to the protagonist?
- How and why did the individual exhibit a moral and/or civic virtue in facing and overcoming the challenge?
- How did the exercise of the virtue benefit civil society?
- How might exercise of the virtue benefit the protagonist?
- What might the exercise of the virtue cost the protagonist?
- Would you react the same under similar circumstances? Why or why not?
- How can you act similarly in your own life? What obstacles must you overcome in order to do so?
- Students will analyze Sacagawea’s identity, purpose, and performance during the Lewis and Clark expedition.
- Students will understand and appreciate Sacagawea’s diligent behavior.
- Students will apply their knowledge about diligence to their own lives.