Holy Spirit School
Nancy Zewe, Team Chair
Participation in the Lewis and Clark Commemorative Voyage of Discovery
program hosted by the Pittsburgh Regional Center for Science Teachers
(PRCST) was a school-wide project. Teachers in the various disciplines
and grades assigned different components of the project to their
Based on background information and research, students became involved
in a variety of projects that included: Plants of the Voyage, Animals
of the Voyage, Clothing Worn on the Voyage, Seaman the Dog, and the
effort to find a Norwest Passage.
Student teams developed the ideas for the display boards and designed
the elements utilized. One team constructed the clothing models in
miniature, researching the designs and materials of the 1800s. One team
made a large model of the Newfoundland dog, Seaman, who accompanied
Lewis throughout the entire voyage.
Products of each of these areas of focus were mounted on display boards
that were part of a comprehensive education summer display held at the
Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center.