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Our Lewis & Clark Virtual Field Trip is in development. In the meantime, enjoy the following resources.

The Explorers & Other Important Figures

William Clark
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/clark.htm

John Colter
http://www.hanksville.org/daniel/misc/John.Colter.html

Pierre Cruzatte
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/pcruz.html

Thomas Jefferson
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/speccol/exhibits/lewis_clark/intro.html
The first couple of paragraphs on this page provide a bit of information about Jefferson, skilled surveyor and cartographer.

Meriwether Lewis
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/i_r/lewis.htm
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/mlewi.html

Sacagawea
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/saca.html

Seaman, Captain Meriwether Lewis’s dog.
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/seaman.html

David Thompson
http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/history/24/h24-1650-e.html

 

General

The Age of Exploration Curriculum Guide
http://www.mariner.org/age/menu.html

Corps of Discovery: The Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)
www.nps.gov/focl/journey.htm

Expedition Maps
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/archive/maps.html

Exploring the West from Monticello: An Exhibition of Maps and Navigational Instruments
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/speccol/exhibits/lewis_clark/home.html

Explorers of the Millennium
http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/4034/
This Thinkquest web site was created in 1998 by a group of fourth and fifth grade students and features information about 29 important explorers and adventurers.

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
http://www.nps.gov/jeff/

The Journals of Lewis & Clark
http://www.ccrh.org/comm/moses/primary/lewisnclrk.htm

The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, Companion site to the Ken Burns documentary.
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/

Lewis and Clark Expedition
http://www.cp.duluth.mn.us/~tmcs/lewsclrk1.htm#MR

Lewis and Clark Expedition, Encarta
http://encarta.msn.com/find/Concise.asp?z=1&pg=2&ti=761569929
On this page from Encarta, you can get a summary of the expedition, some background information, what the team had to do to prepare for this long journey, and more.

Lewis & Clark in Idaho
http://idahoptv.org/lc/

Lewis & Clark Mapping the West, Smithsonian
http://www.edgate.com/lewisandclark/

Lewis and Clark: Native Americans
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/native/
Overview of more than 50 tribes and bands that saw the western U.S. before Lewis and Clark ever set foot on it.

Lewis and Clark in North Dakota
http://www.ndlewisandclark.com/

Lewis & Clark Trail Sites
http://www.nps.gov/lecl/sites.htm
If you want to get away from the computer and visit an actual site along the trail, this site should interest you.

Online journey West with Lewis and Clark
http://www.umt.edu/discovery/
University of Montana Website.

A Roster of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
http://www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/lewiclar.htm

A Timeline of the Trip
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/archive/time/

http://www.ucds.org/LCWeb/lcseclatsop.htm

 

Books & Media

"Echoes of a Bitter Crossing: Lewis & Clark in Idaho" One hour program explores pivotal months of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, with a modern-day group of explorers. Idaho Public Television. Program can be purchased by calling, toll free, 1-877-224-7200.

How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark, by Rosalyn Schanzer
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/books/9711/order.html

"OUTDOOR IDAHO: Lewis & Clark in Idaho" One half hour program explores pivotal months of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, with a modern-day group of explorers. Idaho Public Television. Program can be purchased by calling, toll free, 1-877-224-7200.

POMP The True Story of the Baby on the Sacagawea Dollar, by Liz Sonneborn
An E-book for Kids
http://pompstory.home.mindspring.com/
Author Liz Sonneborn is a freelance writer and editor, specializing in the lives and history of American Indians.

 

Lesson Plans & Activities

Cyclist Cyber-adventure
http://www.wpps.k12.va.us/cc_why.htm
The purpose of this project is to initiate learning about social studies through experience. Students assume the role of a cyclist who plans to ride across America and the teacher acts as a coach. Students are made aware of fifth grade standards which delineate western expansion. This leads to selecting the Lewis and Clark Trail as a natural means of passage.

Go West Across America with Lewis & Clark
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/ 3rd grade classroom

Lewis & Clark Expedition, by Elizabeth Hlavaty
http://members.tripod.com/~ehlavaty/lewclar.html
This lesson plan is designed for use in a fifth grade classroom to last over a period of a week. The downside of this plan is that since it is hosted at Tripod, ads will pop up. If you can see past that (just click to close them), you might enjoy this plan.

Lewis & Clark's Expedition, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
http://www.nwrel.org/teachlewisandclark/home.html
A variety of projects ranging from The Chinook Tribe and The Nez Perce Appaloosa to animals, plants and the Lolo Trail.

PBS Lesson Plans
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/class/idx_les.html

Lessons are written for middle level students, but adaptable to other grade levels.
"The activities and lesson plans developed for this Web site comprise a multidisciplinary unit that uses television and computers as learning tools in the subject areas of science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts."

Teaching With Documents Lesson Plan: The Lewis and Clark Expedition
http://www.archives.gov/digital_classroom/lessons/lewis_and_clark/lewis_and_clark.html

 

 

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