Glossary

(This is the glossary for Ella Inglebret’s teaching unit, Telling the Lewis and Clark Story.)

Auditory

Sense or act of hearing

Bicentennial

200th anniversary

Built environment

Spaces used by all peoples (plants, animals, humans) that influenced the landscape because of their presence, as well as have been constructed or altered by their labor

Celebration

Observing an event in a festive way

Collaboration

To work with others

Commemoration

Sense or act of hearing

Expedition

Journey or trip undertaken for a specific purpose

Exposition

A public exhibition or show

Homeland

A large area where a particular group has historically lived and that has a deep association with culture, language, spirituality, and identity

Identification

Finding out what something is

Interpretation

The way something is explained

Linguistic

A set of symbols or language(s) commonly understood and used by a group of people

Millennia

A period of 1,000 years

Movement/Gestural

Sense and act of body movement as a whole or as parts (such as arms, hands, head, eyes); includes expression of personal feelings and affect

Multiliteracies

Systems for perceiving and making meaning of (interpreting) our world through one or a combination of modalities (design modes)

Natural environment

All living and nonliving things inclusive of physical features and forces that interact to form natural ecological systems

Peoples

Groups of people (plants, animals, and humans) who have historically inhabited, currently inhabit, or have passed through a particular place

Perspective

Point of view

Place

A holistic and dynamic entity that involves interactions and relationships among many elements (Vine Deloria, Jr.), including the natural environment, peoples, and the built environment, as viewed through time. The scope of territory involved may be limited to a specific location or may be more expansive, such as an entire Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

Preservation

Keeping something in its original state or in good condition

Protection

Being kept from harm or loss

Public use

Shared with all peoples

Scope of territory

Dimensions of a geographic region

Smell/Taste

Sensory awareness through the nose and mouth

Spatial

Sense of space; awareness of the relationship among elements (such as location, distance, and time), including body position in space

Spiritual

Process of self-discovery, of searching for meaning and purpose in life, and of learning who you are and who you want to become; a sense of interconnectedness and interdependence among all elements of life

Sustainable

Using a resource so that it will still be here for the next seven generations

Tactile

Sense or act of touching

Time

Involves concepts of past, present, and future; may be viewed in different ways, such as occurring along a line (timeline) or as a circle with interconnections among past, present, and future

Visual

Sense or act of seeing