You are a reporter for your local paper. Your editor has just given you an assignment to cover the beginning of the Lewis and Clark expedition. You have been "sent" to St. Charles, Missouri, to see the expedition off. Your editor wants you to focus on the town of St. Charles and what Lewis and Clark have to accomplish there. He also wants you to travel with the expedition through May and report on their activities. Use this guide and Web links to do your research.

Follow the simple steps outlined below to write and print out your story.

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Your Editor: OK, kid, I just found out the Corps of Discovery is ready to go. I want to know where they are headed and what they plan to accomplish. I also want you to follow them for a few weeks. Check out what they are reporting in their journals, and find out what's going on out there.

Get out to St. Charles, Missouri, now and see what you can find out. You have to file your story as soon as possible, so make it snappy!


Before starting your story, write a headline and enter your byline. The headline should be short and to the point. For this story, you are writing about the Lewis and Clark expedition, known as the corps of Discovery, as it sets off on its journey from St. Charles, Missouri. Now, sum that up in a headline!

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