Supplying an Expedition – Information for the Student Meriwether Lewis was initially given $2500 to spend on supplies while he was in Philadelphia preparing for the upcoming Lewis and Clark Expedition. You will also have $2,500 to spend in preparation for your trip. You are required to purchase at least one item from each major category (i.e. Camp Supplies, Gifts for the Native, etc.), but beyond that the quantities and specific purchases are up to you. The dog that Lewis purchased, a Newfoundland, is in a category of his own. You may choose to purchase a dog or not purchase one. There is no advantage to not spending all of your allotted money; Congress will merely re-appropriate any unspent funds, but it will not do you any good later on your journey. After everyone has made their purchasing decisions, the adventures of the Expedition will begin. How you do on your journey will be determined by how prepared you are for the expected and the unexpected. Jefferson’s Goals: Find all-water route to Pacific Ocean Tell natives of “Great White Father” Present peace medals to all tribes Create journals Supplying an Expedition – Student Sheet You have $2500 to spend; you may not spend more, and there is no advantage to spending less. On the list below mark how much of each item you purchased; leave the quantity space blank if you didn’t buy any of that particular item. Major Category Scholarly Resources Item Cost Chronometer (for latitude) Compass Telescope Sextant Small Cage for Animals Botany book Astronomy book Navigation book $250 $50 $50 $150 $25 $25 $50 $100 Cloth for tents/sheets Soap Portable Soup Writing Supplies Barrel of Salt Mosquito Curtains Box of Candles Tools for Camp (Cruzat’s) Fiddle $50 $50 $150 $25 $100 $100 $100 $50 $100 Pocket Mirrors Silk Ribbons Brass Buttons Blue Beads Red and White Beads $25 $50 $25 $50 $25 Flannel Shirts (1/person) Shoes (1 pair/person) $100 $50 Rifle Lead for bullets Gunpowder Knife Canon $25 $25 $25 $25 $150 Medicine Medical Supplies $50 $50 Newfoundland Dog $25 Camp Supplies Gifts for Native Americans Clothing Weapons Medical Equipment Optional Quantity Purchased Reflection Questions: 1. What item types did you prioritize? Why? 2. What items seemed useless or unnecessary? Why? 3. When picking your supplies, where you thinking about the whole expedition team? Did you focus on people’s skills/specialties? Explain your thought process while picking your supplies. 4. What do you think is going to be the hardest part of the journey? Ex. Food going bad, illness, getting lost, etc. 5. (Come back to this one after you are done with the documents/questions) Knowing what you do now, is there anything you would change about your packing/planning strategy? Why or why not?